Royal Mail workers vote to strike for a second time this summer

Royal Mail workers vote to strike for a second time this summer
Royal Mail workers vote to strike for a second time this summer

Arabnews24.ca:Wednesday 17 August 2022 11:53 AM: Workers at Royal Mail have overwhelmingly voted to back further strikes over a pay dispute with the company, a key union has announced.

More than 98% of staff represented by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) voted in favour of industrial action that will likely see some 115,000 workers strike this summer.

It will follow a strike by workers already planned between Friday 26 and Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September that the union has said will be this summer’s largest walkout.

Workers are demanding a "dignified, proper pay rise".

"We can't keep on living in a country where bosses rake in billions in profit while their employees are forced to use food banks”, CWU general secretary Dave Ward has said previously.

"When Royal Mail bosses are raking in £758m in profit and shareholders pocketing £400m, our members won't accept pleads of poverty from the company.”

"The CWU's message to Royal Mail's leadership is simple - there will be serious disruption until you get real on pay."

More from Business

The UK has been hit by waves of strike action this summer as workers - aware that companies are already struggling to recruit talent - fight for pay increases to help with the soaring cost of living and rampant inflation.

But Royal Mail was scathing in their assessment of the union’s decision to strike a second time.

Advertisement

A spokesperson for Royal Mail said: "Instead of engaging meaningfully on change that will secure future jobs, the CWU has decided to ballot against change.”

“This change is also needed to support the pay package we have offered to CWU grade colleagues, worth up to 5.5%. This is the biggest increase we have offered for many years and the CWU have rejected it.”


Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV Energy crisis: How worried should I be about the lights going out?
NEXT When are the £400 energy rebate and other cost-of-living payments due?
 
c 1976-2021 Arab News 24 Int'l - Canada: كافة حقوق الموقع والتصميم محفوظة لـ أخبار العرب-كندا
الآراء المنشورة في هذا الموقع، لا تعبر بالضرورة علي آراء الناشرأو محرري الموقع ولكن تعبر عن رأي كاتبيها
Opinion in this site does not reflect the opinion of the Publisher/ or the Editors, but reflects the opinion of its authors.
This website is Educational and Not for Profit to inform & educate the Arab Community in Canada & USA
This Website conforms to all Canadian Laws
Copyrights infringements: The news published here are a feed from different media, if there is any concern,
please contact us: arabnews AT yahoo.com and we will remove, rectify or address the matter.