Royal Mail Employees Prepare for National Strike

Employees of the newly privatised Royal Mail are planning to go on strike in November. Members of staff voted though the Communication Workers Union, producing a four-to-one result in favour of those voting for a strike. The vote signalled what would be the first national strike at Royal Mail in around four years.

Workers have expressed their fears regarding an expected deterioration of working conditions, as Royal Mail is now a private company. The Communications Workers Union is now holding the strike to protect the employees’ conditions within the newly structured organisation.

Royal Mail’s attempts to improve labour relations by offering each member of staff free shares within the company seem to have been overlooked. The mailing company had offered 725 shares each to its full time workers; worth a generous £3,545. However, Communications Workers Union deputy general secretary, Dave Ward, said ‘Postal workers have spoken very clearly that they care about their jobs, terms and conditions far more than they care about shares.’ A two-week deadline has been set for Royal Mail to table an agreement or risk a national strike.

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