The Communication Staff Union (CWU), which represents Royal Mail Group employees, has announced the nationwide postal provider will go on strike for four times bordering the August Lender Vacation.
CWU explained around 115,000 postal personnel will be getting element in the biggest strike of summer so considerably to desire a “dignified, good spend rise”. It served observe to administration that staff will get strike motion on Friday 26th August, Wednesday 31st August, Thursday 8th September and Friday 9th September.
The determination follows the union’s modern ballot for strike motion, which observed customers vote by 97.6% on a 77% turnout to choose action. The union is demanding that Royal Mail Group make an adequate pay back award that addresses the latest value of dwelling will increase for members. Royal Mail Group had announced a 2% pay out increase.
CWU normal secretary, Dave Ward, claimed: “Nobody can take the choice to strike flippantly, but postal employees are staying pushed to the brink.
“There can be no doubt that postal workers are fully united in their resolve to safe the dignified, suitable pay back rise they should have.We simply cannot maintain on living in a region wherever bosses rake in billions in gain while their workforce are compelled to use food banking companies.
“When Royal Mail bosses are raking in £758 million in financial gain and shareholders pocketing in excessive of £400 million, our customers won’t acknowledge pleads of poverty from the company.
“Postal employees won’t meekly settle for their residing expectations getting hammered by greedy enterprise leaders who are totally out of contact with contemporary Britain. They are unwell of company failure receiving rewarded yet again and once again.
“The CWU’s information to Royal Mail’s management is uncomplicated – there will be critical disruption till you get authentic on spend.”
While, Royal Mail stressed in a assertion that there are no grounds for industrial action and known as for even further talks with CWU to “try to avert damaging industrial motion, but it have to be about each adjust and pay”.
The statement continued: “We have contingency ideas in spot, and will be performing really hard to minimise disruption and get our expert services back to normal as shortly as we can to retain people, organizations and the state connected. Meanwhile you can continue on to send your parcels and letters and we would inspire you to put up early in progress of these dates.”
Functions development director at Royal Mail, Ricky McAulay, extra: “The CWU have failed to engage in any meaningful dialogue on the variations we require to modernise, or to appear up with alternate strategies.
“The CWU turned down our offer really worth up to 5.5% for CWU grade colleagues, the most significant increase we have made available for quite a few several years. In a company that is at present losing £1m a working day, we can only fund this offer by agreeing the adjustments that will pay for it.
“Royal Mail can have a vivid long term, but we cannot reach that by living in the previous.”
The news of strike motion follows studies that Royal Mail is set to move parcel deliveries in 17 areas of the Uk to 6pm at the earliest, in a bid to present a greater parcel company.