ROYAL MAIL CONSULTATIVE BALLOT – RMG AND CWU KEY PRINCIPLES FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT (THE PATHWAY TO CHANGE) – BALLOT RESULTS
Please see below the result for the above named ballot.ResultFOR53,99891.5%AGAINST5,0338.5%Number of eligible voters112,595Votes cast by post:38,671Votes cast online:20,384Total number of votes cast:59,055Turnout:52.4%Number of votes found to be invalid:24Total number of valid votes to be counted:59,031
This emphatic ‘Yes’ vote marks the end of an extremely testing two-year dispute with Royal Mail Group and we would like to place on record our sincere thanks to all of our Representatives and members for the invaluable contribution they have made to society as key workers but also for their outstanding and unflinching solidarity to each other and their union.
This collective strength has enabled us to defeat an ideology all too present in society today, where greed and profit is more important than service and culture. We now have an agreement that offers hope, growth, job security and the protection of a wonderful public service.
The race to the bottom, mass job losses and declining business strategy has been defeated and we now have a Royal Mail Group leadership that totally support this agreement and are committed to working with the CWU to redesign and grow this great public service.
Embracing change and creating a positive and mature mutual interest culture is at the heart of this agreement. Our members are the most trusted provider on the door step, customers have total confidence in their postal worker and we are and always have been an essential service.
This past year has proven beyond doubt the vital role postal workers have in society, from Covid test kits, vaccination appointments and keeping every business, government service and household connected, our members have delivered against the greatest odds.
- We have always known the value of the service our members provide to society.
- We know what a modern universal service looks like.
- We know what a decent job looks like.
- We know what the value of job security is for our members and their families.
We have fought for so long for a vision of the future and the right to shape it, this agreement gives us the opportunity to do that.
There is now a massive job ahead of us to deploy the terms of the agreement and ensure the mutual benefits are achieved – let’s start that work now.
Please ensure that these results are brought to the urgent attention of the members of your Branch.
Any enquiries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to the DGS(P) Department.
Deputy General Secretary (Postal)