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Postal Strikes - Your comments

PUBLISHED: 15:54 28 October 2009 | UPDATED: 17:18 25 August 2010

Rachel Freeman, 24, of Station Road, Sidcup: I m upset because it was my birthday yesterday and I haven t received any cards through the post from friends and family. It s annoying because the strikes don t happen all the time but the disruption caused

Rachel Freeman, 24, of Station Road, Sidcup: "I'm upset because it was my birthday yesterday and I haven't received any cards through the post from friends and family.

"It's annoying because the strikes don't happen all the time but the disruption caused as a result is huge."

Patricia George, Ash Close, Sidcup said: "They are saying that their wages are going to be dropped over a three year period. That's unfair, I think they work hard for what they get.

"I don't see why they should be forced to claim for their money when they do a good job."

Sidcup worker, Katrina Cooper, 26, from Dartford, said: "I don't think the reasons they have given for striking are strong enough.

"There are people out there who need a job. I think they should offer a permanent job to those people who were drafted in to help over the strikes."

Andrew Weedon, 38, (above) of Harland Avenue, Sidcup said: "Postal workers have to accept progress, technology is something that happens, they have to embrace it rather than deny it and stick their heads in the sand.

"They should be grateful they have a job."

John Edmonds, 77, (above) from Lamorbey, said: "They have cut their own throats. Bosses should not have gone to ACAS with a list of demands. I don't think Adam Crozier could run a brewery-do."

Ute Smieja, (right) of Elm Road, Sidcup said: "It's okay for them to strike. The postmen are just trying to survive and give their families a proper meal on the table.

"It is not acceptable to cut their wages. When I think of the MPs claiming huge amounts of our money, I don't think the way postal workers are being treated is fair."

Susan Byrne, 40, of Frenshaw Road, New Eltham said: "I say good luck to them. They are being asked to do more hours in worse working conditions for less money.

"It's hardly surprising they want to go on strike. They are taking a stand against sweatshop Britain.


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