POST OFFICE – PAY 2021/22: TRADE DISPUTE – MEETING WITH ACAS 5TH JANUARY
Further to LTB564 dated 20thDecember.
Branches will be aware a trade dispute now exists between the Union and Post Office due to Nick Read, CEO’s pay freeze position for 2021/22.
Both parties have now engaged with David Prince, Chief Conciliator, Acas and a meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 5th January during which we hope Post Office will adopt a more reasonable approach and progress can be made towards an agreement.
The reaction of our members to the pay freeze attitude of Post Office is one of complete dismay. There is a strong feeling of being disrespected by Nick Read, especially as our members, as key workers, have continued to deliver an amazing service throughout the pandemic, yet senior Directors are failing to recognise in a tangible way their efforts, which are often performed against the backdrop of very difficult circumstances.
Two CWU web articles highlighting Post Office’s unacceptable position and the resultant Acas meeting can be accessed via the following links:
Further developments will be reported.