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To not send Christmas cards by post?

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Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Mon 19-Dec-16 08:13:02

When the unions seem to want to strike instead of work. We were about to send cards today but the announcement that a wildcat strike is going on makes it a no brainer... Send eCards instead.

Besides my local postie gets it wrong at least once a week so I have little faith in my mail getting to the intended reciepient.

onemorecupofcoffeefortheroad Mon 19-Dec-16 09:03:28

The post office have said any strikes will have minimal impact on deliveries - I'm hoping this is true I posted about 80 cards yesterday.

Ifailed Mon 19-Dec-16 09:07:22

Royal Mail, who deliver post, have nothing to do with Post Offices now (bar a few large crown offices), so the strike will have no effect on deliveries. Or so my postie told me.

Ifailed Mon 19-Dec-16 09:08:33

And by the way, it's not "the Unions" who are striking, it's their membership who voted for industrial action.

yorkshapudding Mon 19-Dec-16 09:20:28

"the unions seem to want to strike instead of work"

This is a very simplistic way of looking at the issue.

Alabastard Mon 19-Dec-16 09:36:30

Royal Mail and the Post Office are separate companies. Your postie (who is having a shit time of things) is not striking.

harderandharder2breathe Mon 19-Dec-16 10:22:05

Boring. The delivery people aren't even striking and nor are many post offices. It's a crown post offices only. Not Royal Mail at all

Too bad you left it so late or you could've used Scout post, much cheaper

SheSparkles Mon 19-Dec-16 10:41:38

This is the 3rd year I've not sent cards, But donated the money I would have spent on cards and postage to my local food bank

Fruitellaz Mon 19-Dec-16 11:12:22

I'm a postie, please send e-cards, I'm sick of the sight of bloody Christmas cards grin

Ifailed Mon 19-Dec-16 11:19:31


Alabastard Mon 19-Dec-16 11:25:44

fruitellaz I got out of that game this year after 15 long years! Can't say I'm missing it...

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