Royal Mail declares additional 19 strikes over subsequent two months | Royal Mail

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Royal Mail employees are to stage an additional 19 strikes within the subsequent two months in a deteriorating dispute over pay and circumstances.

The Communication Staff Union (CWU) introduced that the strikes in October and November can be a mix of single days and rolling motion throughout Royal Mail Group’s community.

The union stated it will have a “dramatic influence” and would cowl peak mail durations similar to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas buildup.

The union stated the transfer adopted a menace revolving across the “outrageous” selections by Royal Mail Group’s senior administration to withdraw from main nationwide agreements, push forward with cuts to employees’ phrases and circumstances and “fully sideline” the union.

The CWU normal secretary, Dave Ward, stated: “It is a vital announcement, however it’s one which matches the extent of anger our members really feel on the method Royal Mail Group has handled them.

“The chief govt of Royal Mail Group is treating postal employees as if they’re silly. These are the identical folks that have saved the nation linked and returned Royal Mail Group to document revenue.

“Postal employees throughout the UK now face the battle of their lives to save lots of their jobs and the service they supply to each family and enterprise within the UK. We name on everybody to face with their native postal employee.

“If Royal Mail Group are allowed to get away with this then it sends a inexperienced gentle to each rogue massive enterprise within the UK. We is not going to stand by and see the Royal Mail Group turn into the subsequent P&O however we want your backing to win.”

A Royal Mail spokesperson stated: “On 22 September, Royal Mail invited CWU to enter into talks by way of Acas [the arbitration service] to discover a decision to our dispute on change and pay.

“This night, fairly than responding to our provide of Acas talks, the CWU introduced additional damaging industrial motion, as soon as once more taking the trail of prolonging disruption over decision.

“Royal Mail is dropping £1m a day and should change sooner in response to altering buyer calls for. We function in a aggressive market, and our prospects have decisions.

“Additional strikes and resistance to transformation by CWU will solely make our monetary place worse, and threatens the long-term job safety of our postmen and ladies.

“The CWU has a accountability to recognise the truth of the scenario Royal Mail faces as a enterprise and interact urgently on the adjustments required.

“We apologise to our prospects for the inconvenience the CWU’s continued strike motion will trigger. We’re doing all we will to minimise any delays and preserve folks, companies and the nation linked.”

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