Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Postie hero keeps his job

The BBC carries news that an anti-junk mail postman has kept his Royal Mail job after a period of suspension

Initially I thought this meant that he'd been refusing to deliver and been punished for it - but the truth is he'd been far softer on the junk mail eco-hooligans than he could have been.

Roger Annies, hero postman"Roger Annies, 45, was disciplined after telling people on his post round about an opt-out clause [for junk mail delivery]...Mr Annies, originally from Germany, delivered a leaflet to households on his round which gave instructions on how to stop receiving "unwanted post". But the father-of-one was suspended when his actions came to the notice of Royal Mail managers...

"He was doing us all a favour but unfortunately he's had a lot of trouble over it. We think they should give him his job back and a pat on the back for thinking on behalf of the people. He's a very loyal postman." Communication Workers' Union representative Amarjite Singh said: "We're glad with the outcome that they haven't dismissed him."
One of the many examples where producing less would increase the quality of life rather than reduce it. Good on Mr Annies and let's spread his message far and wide.

To stop junk mail (and conserve natural resources currently being wasted on annoying people):

Unaddressed mail -
Opt-Outs, Royal Mail, Kingsmead House, Oxpens Road, Oxford, OX1 1RX
Addressed mail - Mail Preference Service (MPS), Freepost 29, LON 20771, London, W1E 0ZT or call 0845 703 4599

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