Say for example your employer wanted to make you work more and pay you less, change your hours at their whim, reduce your pension while making you work later in life because they took a 7 year holiday on the payments and can no longer fund it and at the same time give the boss £1,000,000 bonus would you be happy? They won't even tell us how much profit they made last year until the negotiations are over, why?
We are being slated for being "greedy bastards!" but we only want a fair days pay for a fair days work. The management want to get up at 4am and try carting half a dozen mail bags weighing 16 kilos for 4 hours in all weather for a month or so to take home £250 a week then tell us we are overpaid!
On Friday I was supposed to finish at 12:20 but had a van-load of parcels so stayed on past 13:30 to clear them so they weren't left in the office until next Wednesday. I had the radio on and people were ringing up and blasting us. We need support in our action and the management to get it in the ear. We are not lazy and greedy!
Sorry to get on my bandwagon, normal service will return next week!