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CITY VIEWS: DO YOU HAVE ANY SYMPATHY WITH ROYAL MAIL WORKERS OVER THE IMPENDING STRIKE ACTION?

<strong>JONATHAN POLIN </strong>SALANS<br />&ldquo;Any sympathy that the postal workers might have had, they have lost.The public are not going to sympathise with them if they are causing widespread disruption. But it won&rsquo;t affect the City as much as you might think because of email, UPS and document exchange systems that are already in use across businesses.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>TIM CRAIGEN </strong>FIDELITY<br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;m not sure it is the right way to go because of the knock-on effects on every area of the economy, but putting myself into their shoes, I do have some sympathy. Part of the problem is probably that they look at what happens when Tube workers go on strike and the authorities just give in to their every demand.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>MARIO MATOS </strong>EUROCLEAR<br />&ldquo;No, especially based on current conditions when we are still in recession. We&rsquo;ve all had to adjust to new working conditions with lower pay and bonuses and longer hours, so I think postal workers are being a little unreasonable. This will also really have an effect on small businesses at a time when we need to be supporting the economy.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>DANIEL KERN </strong> ASHCOURT FINANCIAL PLANNING<br />&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think strike action is the way forward &ndash; the postal workers won&rsquo;t make any more friends or gain any sympathy for the cause that way. It will make life very difficult for everyone as we can&rsquo;t rely on anything getting through &ndash; particularly for businesses who depend on the Royal Mail on a day-to-day basis.&rdquo;