The Royal Mail is to be sued over the postal strike. The law suit is to be brought by Dentist, Optitions, lawyers, Doctors and Hairdressers who say they were forced to use the phone more whilst the posties were on strike.
They say that instead of inviting people to appointments by letter, like they usually do, they had been forced to phone people to ask them to come to their offices instead. It was very costly to them.
One Dentist said that her phone bill had quadrupled in one day. Also she said the postmen had lost her business because most people work during the day and she hadn't been able to catch people in the house in order to offer them an appointment. So some of her appointment slots remained empty.
A lawyer from Cantebury said she had also lost interest on money she should have received days earlier than she actually did. She said she had been forced to take legal action in order to get all her money back.
Royal Mail has declined to comment except to say "If people even think about suing us we'll go on strike on December 1st till the end of the year, and no one will get any Christmas prezzies"
Katarina Frogpond (that's me) thinks the hairdressers and the lawyers should just shut up and drop their law suit because she thinks Christmas cards are more important than lost business.
By Katarina Frogpond