I’m pleased to report the strike action around the Platinum Jubilee weekend was supported by members in overwhelming numbers.  We gained good media coverage with our reasons for the dispute featuring highly in all press articles with plenty of powerful quotes from the Union.  Once again, Post Office made no attempt whatsoever to justify or defend the pay freeze position.  Indeed, this was also the case in respect of internal comms in the lead-up to the strike days.

Below is a link to a CWU web article on the strikes, published yesterday.

We also saw various politicians on picket lines and received support particularly on Twitter from MPs & MSPs.  Attached are two examples of Tweets posted in support of the strikes, including one from Tahir Ali, Labour MP for Birmingham, Hall Green, who attended the Birmingham CViT Depot/Cash Centre picket line yesterday.

An on-line meeting with our full-time Reps is scheduled for tomorrow to review the situation and to consider next steps.  Further developments will be reported following the deliberations of the Postal Executive.

Finally, may I thank all Branches and Reps for their efforts in helping to make the dispute effective.  Also, my thanks go to all of our Post Office members for supporting this crucial action.

Yours sincerely

Andy Furey
Assistant Secretary

22LTB248 Post Office – Pay Dispute 2021-22 – Strike Action

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