Royal Mail settlement should mean more junk mail for us all

9 March 2010

junk_mail_cropped Hurrah! Haroo! Harrumph! The ongoing spat between the Royal Mail and their hardy army of workers appears to be over – but perversely it could be bad news for those of us who DETEST junk mail.

The Guardian are reporting that smuggled away in the small print of the agreement proposal is a pledge by Royal Mail to remove the restrictions on how much junk guff they are allowed to pump into our homes.

At present, an agreement is in place meaning that posties deliver no more than three items of junk per household every week, leaving us free to devour our bills and all of the other unwanted shit that comes as a result of us omitting to tick or not tick a tiny box on some form or other a long, long time ago.

But once the beef-settling agreement is ratified, those restrictions will go and we could find more unsolicited crap pouring through our letterboxes every day, given that the delivery of junk mail is key to Royal Mail’s operations.

Currently, Royal Mail workers deliver only about a quarter of the UK's total junk mail and the company hopes to take business from other postal operators. All of which should do them no harm if they want to hang on to their Worst Company In Britain 2009 title…

13 comments

  • Nobby
    When they deliver junk mail to me, I just collect it up and post it in the post box nearest to me. Along with all the advertising leaflets from local pizza delivery and double glazing companies. Yes, I could recycle it, but I let them sort it out.
  • Richard
    At the moment the posties get paid extra for delivering this 'junk' mail. The new agreement sees them having to deliver more of it and the payments stop. ie. Royal Mail keep all the money. Poor posties. I know they all despise having to deliver it and now their not even going to get paid for it.
  • The B.
    Could always do this: http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?catId=400126&mediaId=500081
  • Bobski
    Good call bob.
  • XBOXKILLER
    i work for the mother fuckers, and that fucking corrupt union can suck my balls to, before it used to be optional to deliver junk mail. Fucking means i goto every fucking house, even when they have no post just to put shit through peoples letter boxes.
  • Rob
    Nobby. Won't posting all your junk mail in a post box just mean it ends up being delivered to you again a few days later. The HUKD thing would be to sign up to as much rubbish as possible and use it on a wood burner over winter. The print probably gives of carcanogenic chemicals or something though.
  • milky
    wankers @ my local office have been asked, told & written too stop posting crap mail.... for around 18 months. no sign of a cessation though.
  • emtunc
    Fill in this opt-out of door-to-door unaddressed mail application: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3607718/Opt%20Out%20Application.pdf
  • Pilgrim p.
    By the moaning in our office this morning it appears that the agreement is not going to be accepted!looks like the media has jumped the gun!
  • XBOXKILLER
    @rob , the junk mail we are talking about is unaddressed, so by popoin it in a postbox it wont come back to you. Unless they get you finger prints .lol
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  • Nobby
    Rob - Won’t posting all your junk mail in a post box just mean it ends up being delivered to you again a few days later. As someone already said, this stuff is "Dear Occupier" type letters. Rob - The HUKD thing would be to sign up to as much rubbish as possible and use it on a wood burner over winter. Catalogues from office companies and the like are great for this. I get 3-4 a week, and they are printed on very thin non-glossy paper. I save them up and burn them in winter.
  • Residential L.
    You really make it appear really easy together with your presentation but I to find this matter to be really something which I believe I'd by no means understand. It sort of feels too complex and very extensive for me. I'm having a look forward for your subsequent post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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