The other potential merger was with CWU.
There's a plethora of articles about the CWU ruining businesses. Is this really the union people want representing them?
Let's face facts, the postal service is dying. I literally can't remember I posted a letter. Email does for me. To tie our fortunes to a sector which is rapidly vanishing is madness.
Some talk of the synergies between CWU and BT. Well, that may have been true - once. If it's still true, it's an irrellavance. Connect is more than BT. Much much more. Members now come from T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange, Yell, Seimens etc. We have nothing in common with the CWU.
There may be some managerial members of the CWU - but over 70% of members are posties.
Imagine your boss asks you about your union - do you want her thinking you're a striking postal worker or a professional worker?
When the Connect ballot paper comes, I'll be voting for a merger with Prospect.