A message to CWU members – strikes to go ahead.
We have this morning met with Royal Mail Group. CEO Simon Thompson did not attend the meeting.
We put a further offer to the company yesterday aimed at settling the dispute. Royal Mail have rejected this approach.
They have presented their proposals as a final ‘take it or leave it’ offer and the Postal Executive have just met and unanimously voted to reject their offer.
We will hold a CWU live event tonight at 7:30pm and we want the whole union online. We will set out exactly why Royal Mail’s offer will destroy your jobs, terms and conditions and the service as we know it.
This is the most serious situation that has ever faced postal workers. We are facing compulsory redundancies and thousands more job losses than what the company will admit to. It will also result in later starts, total flexibility, Royal Mail being turned into a gig economy employer and the end of the public service as we know it.
Make no mistake, this attack directly impacts every single member, workplace and function in The Royal Mail Group.
The job of all is us is to deliver the biggest ever support for strike action.
See you at 7:30pm.
Dave Ward General Secretary
Andy Furey Acting Deputy General Secretary (Postal)