Posties take shine off Sun soccer stunt

St Helens Star: Posties take shine off Sun soccer stunt Posties take shine off Sun soccer stunt

POSTAL workers stood firm over their objections to delivering free copies of The Sun newspaper in St Helens, the Star understands.

A special World Cup edition of the paper was due to be delivered to about 22 million homes in England last week. And although large parts of Merseyside were due to be excluded because of the title’s coverage of the Hillsborough tragedy 25 years ago, copies were still planned to be delivered to some parts of St Helens.

Following talks between unions and management, a Royal Mail spokesman said that if employees had strong objections it would look at them individually.

On Friday, a number of postmen who the Star contacted said they could not discuss the matter.

However, it is understood that their refusal to deliver the paper still stood.

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7:45pm Fri 20 Jun 14

lawman2004 says...

So do I take it that mail delivered to our homes and business will be subject to the OK of postal workers in future. ? Will they be reading it to make sure it doesn't contain any views they don't hold sway with ?
So do I take it that mail delivered to our homes and business will be subject to the OK of postal workers in future. ? Will they be reading it to make sure it doesn't contain any views they don't hold sway with ? lawman2004
  • Score: -10

5:51am Sat 21 Jun 14

itme says...

IT would be helpful if the postal workers could publish a list of what they will/will not allow us to receive through the post . Are the bans restricted to those who told untruths a quarter of a century ago, or will it be extended to those with different political/religious/
sporting opinions ?
IT would be helpful if the postal workers could publish a list of what they will/will not allow us to receive through the post . Are the bans restricted to those who told untruths a quarter of a century ago, or will it be extended to those with different political/religious/ sporting opinions ? itme
  • Score: -3

10:47am Sat 21 Jun 14

windows says...

Every bit of junk mail I get from the postman is now being put back in the post box. If they are prepared to only deliver certain things they can have things I don't want back.
Every bit of junk mail I get from the postman is now being put back in the post box. If they are prepared to only deliver certain things they can have things I don't want back. windows
  • Score: 3

3:16pm Sat 21 Jun 14

lawman2004 says...

great idea widows... I'll try that myself
great idea widows... I'll try that myself lawman2004
  • Score: 0

2:32pm Sun 22 Jun 14

jumperr says...

People shouldn't be held in disdain for what was totally out of their control
People shouldn't be held in disdain for what was totally out of their control jumperr
  • Score: 1

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