By Tony Curram
Westminster claim Royal Mail have set a dangerous precedent today by announcing it plans to save £130 million by axing 2,000 management jobs, whilst maintaining all front line jobs because ‘they actually do something’.
The postal company had been struggling for some time, trying to keep up with a rapid shift from letter delivery to a growing demand for parcels due to internet shopping; a trend exasperated by Covid and single peoples desperate need to have sex toys delivered. Quick.
A spokesman for Royal Mail said: “Currently Royal Mail has about 9,700 managers, with 2,000 jobs expected to be cut after a consultation process. The job losses will hit senior roles hardest, with half of them set to go, and will mainly fall on back-office jobs, including finance, commercial and IT. Frontline postal staff are unlikely to be affected because Royal Mail needs to preserve quality of service.”
While many believe this to be a smart move to enable Royal Mail to save money and reinvest funds into changing its infrastructure to better meet changing consumer needs, Westminster have met the news with dismay. Jacob Rees-Mogg said:
“I think it sets a bad and dangerous precedent. A massive and complicated organisation, boldly declaring that it can get rid of a fifth of its highly paid senior management to save money, boost productivity, improve service AND have the managers that are left actually working for their wage?”
“I shall have to make a note of the consultation company and keep the away from Westminster, for the House of Lords sake!”