Postal workers may fear they may lose their jobs, however in today's marketplace they will just have to get used to competition like everyone else in the private sector. The series of strikes taking place at the moment will mean that many of us will not get any mail for a week and after that there will be delays. Furthermore, by striking many businesses will take their business to competitors of the Royal Mail and in turn make the jobs of postal workers more precarious.
Unions have to realise that we are not back in the 1970s. We no longer have a raft of publicly owned industries. Beer and sandwiches at No. 10 Downing Street are a thing of the past. We live in a global market place where both businesses and residential customers have choices. Hopefully this dispute will be settled soon. We cannot have the country's postal network crippled.