Roy Mayall, 24 September 2009
According to Royal Mail figures published in May, mail volume declined by 5.5 per cent over the preceding 12 months, and is predicted to fall by a further 10 per cent this year. Every postman knows these figures are false. If the figures are down, how come I can’t get my round done in under four hours any more? How come my knees nearly give way with the weight I have to carry? How come something snapped in my back as I was climbing out of the shower, so that I fell to the floor and had to take a week off work?