by Richie Venton
Royal Mail workers are currently balloting for a national strike, after several months of local and regional stoppages, both officially balloted-for actions and ‘unofficial’ walkouts.
Anger has been boiling at a range of attacks on jobs, terms and conditions, workloads, pension rights, and the services delivered to the public. Attacks conducted by overpaid, arrogant Royal Mail top brass, but egged on by the even more overpaid and arrogant Labour Minister Lord Mandelson.
An element of petty revenge peppers the bully-boy brutality of the cuts being pushed by these people; revenge being sought for the union campaign that defeated plans by Mandelson to privatise Royal Mail earlier this year.
The multiple forms of attack that has raised workers’ anger to boiling point are undoubtedly aimed at breaking the strength of the union,