BBC. Maybe I'm viewing this too simply here, but... Not as much stuff is being sent via Royal Mail, other couriers are taking market share, and people use e-mail more and more. We've been in a recession to boot. What do these workers expect to happen as a result of these circumstances? As a result of their last strike there are apparently ~15m items of postage sitting around that may never be delivered. Now they want to strike again, just before Christmas. WTF? Have they been talking with the RMT about how to best time and piss off the public to ensure no support. Pisses me off! Bastids!