It would appear that the unions and management of the Royal Mail "service" are determined to destroy the business as it now stands.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU), representing 120,000 Royal Mail staff, has said that it would distribute ballot papers for a vote on a national strike.
The Royal Mail service has already been severely disrupted over the last few months, as a result of wildcat strikes across the country over complaints about pay, job security and services.
Needless to say these strikes cause numerous problems for individuals and businesses who rely on the mail.
The result will be that people simply look for alternatives eg; email, BACS, direct debit, phones, private delivery services etc etc.
Thus the Royal Mail will implode, and the remaining rump will be bagged up into neat portions for privatisation.
Given the fact that there is a recession, it is quite remarkable how pig headed both the unions and management are being over resolving their "issues" in a sensible manner.
Let us be rid of this 19th century anachronism once and for all!