Branches are advised that further strike action is necessary as Post Office has thus far refused to move away from its pay freeze position for 2021/22.  Also, our members are being insulted with just a 3% pay offer for 2022/23, along with a £500 one-off lump sum payment.  The Postal Executive has therefore been left with no choice other than to serve notice for further action.

Today, the two-week legal notification has been served on Post Office for:

  • Monday 11th July – Crown members (not Admin & Supply Chain)

Our full-time IR Reps fully support this strike date and we are once again confident the dispute will be well supported by our Key Worker members who thoroughly deserve a fair and reasonable pay increase to help them cope with the soaring cost of living (inflation (RPI) for May rose to 11.7%).

Further Negotiations

We are scheduled to meet with management on Thursday 30thJune where it is hoped meaningful progress will be made for both 2021/22 and this year.

Model Letter to MPs

Attached is a model letter to MPs, MSPs etc. (can be adapted for other politicians) which has been drawn up in conjunction with the General Secretary’s Department.  Branches and members are urged to write to their MPs using the letter provided.  In essence, we need to engage with politicians and ask them to:

  • Support the Post Office workers and the CWU in their demand for a real pay rise, not the degrading offer given by Post Office Directors
  • Write to Post Office CEO Nick Read and call on him publicly to get around the table and settle this dispute as soon as possible
  • Show solidarity with Post Office workers on social media using the hashtag #DebtofHonour.

Finally, the Postal Executive has also decided a further strike day for our Admin & Supply Chain members and this will be announced in due course.  Additional strike dates will be considered in the absence of a substantially improved offer, which must include a resolution for the trade dispute over pay 2021/22.

Further developments will be reported.

Yours sincerely

Andy Furey
Assistant Secretary

22LTB285 Post Office – Pay Dispute 2021-22 – Official Strike Monday 11th July (Crowns)

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