The new CWU-Royal Mail deal sells our conditions too cheaply.
Smokescreen of financial difficulties.
Postal workers being lined up for a defeat
Royal Mail is in the red - our answer must be renationalisation
The answer to a Royal Mail in the red is renationalisation not cuts
Royal Mail's attempt to cut the postal service has been thwarted by the threat of walkouts.
While the ballot is on hold, postal workers’ health concerns have come to the fore as offices in Bridgewater and Alloa walk out
To the surprise of many, when CWU leaders Dave Ward and Terry Pullinger announced the ballot result to members on Facebook, they said they would not set dates for a strike, explaining that “it’s not the right moment for us at this particular point to take industrial action”. Since then Terry has said “we’ve got no choice in the matter”, citing the “unprecedented circumstances” of the coronavirus crisis.
In the ballot result announcement on Tuesday, Dave Ward and Terry Pullinger reported on growing anger in the workforce against lack of management action to protect staff against coronavirus. Royal Mail have done little to provide gloves, hand sanitiser or sympathy despite the vulnerability of staff who work among the public every day.
What we do now will determine whether we have jobs and a postal service in the future – vote yes and prepare for the fight of our lives.