Who’d be a postie these days? 3,500 jobs have been wiped clean off the face of the earth and two London mail centres have also been given the chop.
But what might this mean for your post? Well, with less labour power, the pressure will rise at mail centres, and the chances of delay or loss seem set to increase.
Meanwhile, Royal Mail is set to backtrack on a promised package of bonuses to workers. This will be likely to demoralise staff, and that added to the fact that they will experience more pressure in their jobs can not be good news for our post.
So perhaps this means that the decline of ‘snail mail’ will accelerate – or will it herald the start of a new era of efficiency? Only time will tell.