Why are royal mail going on strike?
Workers are upset about pay and conditions.
Which unions are authorising the strike action ?
It is the Communications Union
Following the announcement of the results of a nationwide survey of members working in Royal Mail’s property and facilities (P&FS) functions, acting CWU DGSP Andy Furey said,
“Today’s result sends another loud and clear message to the so-called “leadership” of this company that their selfish attitudes will never work. These members were every bit as important to the fantastic Royal Mail effort during the pandemic as our frontline workers – their essential cleaning, repair and maintenance work keep the delivery offices, mail centres, RDCs and VOCs safe, hygienic and in operation. It’s shameful that they’ve been treated so shabbily by the company since then. That’s why they’re upset“
The national officers for P&FS cleaners, engineers, and admin staff, Mark Baulch and Carl Maden, respectively, of the CWU assistant secretaries, both praised the outcome. Mark said:
“It’s a fantastic majority and one that clearly shows our cleaners are as determined as everyone else to stand and fight for a fair deal,” and Carl added: “A big thank you to everyone who voted in support of the union’s strike call. Before we have to go on strike, we’re now pleading with P&FS to enter the room and reach a deal.“
Along with wages, the union has been working for a number of years to achieve parity with the other Royal Mail Group employees in a number of crucial areas. Pensions, leave rights, average holiday pay, and paid maternity and paternity leave are among the most significant of these.
What days are Royal Mail striking?
The 30th of September and the first of October 2022 are confirmed as postal strikes with another 17 days of strikes to be confirmed,
More on the strikes…
What is going on twitter ?
@DaveWardGS Totally inept union, this is a step too far. How can you expect the average postie to lose £800? I can’t and neither can a lot of other posties. You’ve already cocked up and #RoyalMail pounced on it. Now this is driving a massive wedge between your own members.— Salacious Skunk (@SalaciousSkunk) September 27, 2022
Well that’s intelligent, Royal Mail fighting to remain in business against competition and the unions think this is going to protect workers and jobs. Stupidity, lambs to the slaughter… go on strike and businesses will use other couriers just what RM needs???— Justin Arnold (@justin_arnold) September 27, 2022
I never buy from suppliers who don't use Royal Mail. At worst, you have to collect from the sorting office. With the others, it's a nightmare journey of phone calls, redirections and threats of legal action.— Catherine (@MrsNettles118) September 27, 2022