After running out of fresh excuses to strike, MP's have been left infuriated with the Royal Mail's leading union over the reasons behind their currently monthly strike.
It appears the unions were balloted last week because of the way Postman Pat is depicted in the BBC children's TV series. Dave Ward, leader of the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) confirmed this month's walk out at a press conference organized at the gates of Broadcasting House. He confirmed "Postman Pat is the scourge of mail delivery workers in all parts of the UK. The BBC have taken it upon themselves to promote this vile characters and we have to take a stand."
He continued, "Postman Pat is clearly an idiot. He causes the majority of the problems he ends up sorting out. The level of incompetence shown is disturbing to children. Our members can no longer ignore the fact that they are being victimized by having such a bumbling fool representing them and want to reiterate this is not how their important roles should be displayed."
The BBC, not wanting to upset anybody, have agreed to meet with union bosses and are expected to say how sorry they are to the world for this despicable act and promise never to show anything like it again. Postman Pat has been placed on suspension pending a hearing.
Next month's postal workers strike has yet to materialize but it is widely rumoured that they will be striking over the colour of the vans. One source claimed, "the vans have been red for some time, but more than half our members support a football team that play in blue. We're just looking for equality for our members".