This is a postman,not a manager, he knows all the ins ands outs about what they can do, most of them don't want there name mentioned when the union is mentioned, because they have to explain to there higher bosses, then they will get ****, management holding on to there highly paid jobs until the end, he always says he will ring Sheffield and thats how he gets his own way, not a proper postie,management fault, anyway have a nice rest of the day!
I'm afraid Mike that is how this business has been run for years so I hope your right in assuming that you need rid of these dead wood as it is no good for the business,as he is only a lower end manager he can hide behind the union,Terrible I agree with you he should not be any kind of management and no good for all of the grafters as it is a PLC now and hopefully they can rid the business of lots like him
Middle management are rubbish, one bloke in are office been swinging the lead for 10years,as soon as they onto him he calls union in then they back off, then goes on sick for 6 months, full pay of course then comes back the week before half pay kicks in,shocking!
All I will say about this topic is as a business that wants to succeed I'm sure if the senior management feel the workforce in London are working to a pattern and getting paid for hours when they have finished I'm sure they will crack down on it ,after all the managers in the office are a lot of the posties so think on ?
I know we're veering a bit off the topic of the SP here and I don't want to turn it into an argument or slanging match, but you've completely proved my point about the London situation and how the job is a complete p***take down there... you've got LOCALLY AGREED T&C's, working practices and duty structures that are more akin to the glory days of the 1970's and Red Robbo!
I certainly don't think the union is ''dead in London'', in fact I think that is where it holds most power, hence why you're able to have such a cushy time of it with duties that only consist of 2 pouches!!!!...( If my duty only had 2 pouches of mail + pkts I'd be finished and sat at home for 11 a.m. every day whilst getting paid till 2.30). RM senior management allow the London work force to continue with their traditional, some might say spanish, work practices and instead they concentrate on hammering the the rest of the workforce to achieve further efficiencies by giving us impossible workloads.
mike1974 / beatrootjuice. As I said in my office. With the exception of packets mail is down. D2D's from a guaranteed 3 a week up to 7 in some cases, as recently as last year, and next week not a single duty has any. Letters and flats for the majority of duties fill 2 pouches. Regarding duty structures, all I can say is they were prepared using the agreed tools within georoute and A+. And as for being resistant to modernisation, a ridiculous statement. If our managers (and I use that term very loosely) are happy with the agreed duty structures and so are the posties, I don't think that is being resistant. Also, for what it's worth, the union is all but over in London.
Given the previous merger speculation, it heartens me that I am still unable to find any mention in the media as to this being a viable option to, "get the best possible deal for taxpayers".
A simple "placing" with institutions would singularly fail to achieve the objective, I would suggest, with the ensuing furore far greater than that over the initial offer.
Is it cynicism on my part for a price per share to be set at £5.00 (trading 5% higher pre announcement) for the eventual price obtained being claimed as a "huge success" for both the taxpayer and policy?
Interestingly, the current bid price plus forthcoming dividend would indicate a not insignificant ROI - obviously, make ones own calculations, and please feel free to correct/contradict any of my personal interpretations, which are solely for discussion purposes.
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