Socialist Worker

Diary of a postal striker in the north: The battle of the noticeboard

Issue No. 2177



Since the first day of our strike, the Royal Mail propaganda machine has been spewing out misinformation.

Managers have plastered our offices with company posters, leaflets and memos—and have even taken to sending letters to our homes telling us not to strike.

As we fought back, dishing out useful counter-information, it became clear that this was going to be war. They started removing material from our union noticeboards.

This is the sort of double standards we’ve come to expect.

If I were to be caught taking down a company anti-strike memo I would be taken “down the conduct route” and threatened with the sack.

Management have a particular dislike for articles from Socialist Worker that get pinned up. It seems my little diary is a thorn in their side. Can’t think why!

Don't trust Royal Mail bosses

As I write, our union leaders are working to resolve the dispute. Many think we might have won the first round.

But we should not trust the bosses. These people have a history of lying, bullying, and tearing up agreements when it suits them. Who’s to say that once the Christmas rush is over they won’t go back to their old ways?

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