POST OFFICE: PAY DISPUTE 2021/22 – OFFICIAL STRIKES SATURDAY 4THJUNE (CROWNS) AND MONDAY 6TH JUNE (ADMIN & SUPPLY CHAIN)
Following the successful strike action held on Tuesday 3rd May, Branches are advised the Postal Executive has authorised further strike action and the two-week legal notification has been served on Post Office today as follows:
- Saturday 4th June – Crown members
- Monday 6th June – Admin & Supply Chain members
Further strike action is necessary as Nick Read, CEO continues to blatently disregard the strong case for a pay rise for 2021/22 and the democratic voice of our members. Our full-time IR Reps, along with the Supply Chain Unit Reps fully support the strike dates, which coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.
The Post Office’s overdue Annual Report & Accounts was published earlier this week which confirmed a healthy £35m profit was made for 2020/21 (during the pandemic). Our Key Worker members contributed to this profit and deserve to share in this success. With Post Office continuing with its unreasonable pay freeze position, we have been left with no choice other than to serve notice for further strike action.
The 40-year high for the cost of living, with inflation rising to 11.1% (April RPI) further strengthens our resolve in respect of securing a fair and reasonable outcome on behalf of our members. We are therefore confident the dispute will be well supported by our members who, as Key Workers, worked throughout the pandemic and obviously deserve a fair pay rise.