Pre-plan to avoid further strikes
WHEN is this nonsense going to stop? This is the third postal strike in the past year and a half.
It seems to be standard practice that when a dispute comes around, a strike occurs almost every time in most industries. Has no one heard of pre-planning?
Surely in this day and age of modern technology, when an employer negotiates a wage increase or dispute with its employees, it should be conducted in such a way as to provide ample time before the increase is due to take effect.
In the event of a disagreement, the dispute should be immediately referred to arbitration and the appointed arbitrator should make a firm and binding decision on both parties within 30 days, thereby resolving the dispute at least two months prior to the increase coming into effect.
An employee’s dispute can be settled in a similar manner, thereby in both cases making it unnecessary to go on strike, saving vast sums of money, retaining their jobs, and keeping the production and service operating to the benefit of all parties.
In the meantime, their current action has seriously affected the delivery of post all over the country and internationally. It has affected business and residents alike, and will lead to people making other arrangements to send and receive post, which will affect the income of the Post Office and which no doubt could place pressure on more Post Office branches being closed, and which will in turn lead to a reduction of staff.
So, well done to the unions and strikers because you have shot yourselves in the foot. I say fire the culprits and employ staff who appreciate having a job and putting food on the table.
There must be thousands upon thousands of people desperate for jobs in this country who would really appreciate the opportunity of work.