ROYAL MAIL GROUP NATIONAL DISPUTES – UPDATE
Further to LTB 418/22, following an invitation from ACAS, we can now confirm that the CWU and Royal Mail have agreed to engage with ACAS facilitation in an attempt to resolve our current disputes on pay and change.
Below is a Joint Statement that has been agreed by all parties.
ACAS Facilitation: Pay and Change Disputes
Following an invitation from ACAS, Royal Mail and CWU have agreed to jointly engage with ACAS facilitation in an attempt to resolve the current disputes on Pay and Change. There is a commitment on both sides to reach a resolution however we all acknowledge there are significant difficulties to overcome.
An opening session will now take place on Tuesday 25thOctober with the objective to reach an agreed approach for further facilitated talks.
We can also confirm that there is no requirement on the union to stand down strike action as part of the ACAS process and the strike on Tuesday 25th Octoberwill go ahead as planned.
The spirit, strength and resolve of our members was once again on display last Thursday and it’s crucial that picket line activity is again very active tomorrow, whilst observing the legal code of practice.
Further information will be provides to Branches, Reps and members in due course. In the meantime, please ensure this update is circulated in all workplaces. Any enquiries on the above should be addressed to the General Secretary/Andy Furey, Acting Deputy General Secretary (Postal) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Ward Andy Furey
General Secretary Acting Deputy General Secretary (P)