Father Christmas is said to be considering a proposal from the Communication Workers Union to stage a late walkout leaving millions of children without their presents this year.
CWU union boss Dave Ward has advised Santa that a Christmas Eve walkout would maximise disruption to Santa’s recipients and draw maximum attention to the plight of his members via the most famous postal worker.
“Delivery services everywhere face modernisation and forced redundancies, yet our most famous member, Santa himself, still gets by perfectly well on a reindeer-powered sled.
“I don’t see anyone telling Santa to come into the 21st century, do you?”
Children everywhere have criticised the planned walkout, claiming the timing has been chosen purely to maximise the impact of the walkout and to ruin Christmas for everyone.
Ward continued, “Well of course it’s been timed to deliberately cause disruption, what would be the point of calling a strike that nobody even notices?
“Santa is a good unionised worker, and we expect he will do as his union recommends.
“If you want to blame anyone, blame the executive management for forcing the ordinary delivery man to accept terms that leave them significantly worse off.
“We don’t need modernisation, we just need better terms and more bloody reindeers, obviously.”