Regular readers will know that I don’t often post on overtly political topics but I just had to alert you to this moving article on the postal strike.
I have been a trade union organiser and in my time there I never met any union member who took a decision to go on strike lightly. In my experience it’s a desperate measure. So I knew there had to be another story behind the management spin and the old fashioned union rhetoric that surrounds the postal dispute.
And I thought about those oft quoted figures that were down and tried to match them up with the amount of mail that drops through my door on a daily basis. Though I contact my friends by email or skype, I get more post than I ever did. These days I even get my film developed by mail.
Something didn’t add up. And finally I found some sense on the London Review of Books LRB · Roy Mayall: Diary.
So now you know.