ROYAL MAIL DISPUTES PAY AND CHANGE: CANCELLATION OF STRIKE ACTION
Following a legal challenge by Royal Mail to the functional strike action, Branches and Representatives are advised the Postal Executive yesterday took the pragmatic decision to withdraw the following two periods of strike action:
- 0400 Wednesday 2 November – 0400 Saturday 5 November
- 0400 Tuesday 8 November – 0400 Friday 11 November
Royal Mail Group have been formally notified the strike action has been withdrawn. Whilst this represents yet another attack on the democratic decisions of our members surrounding industrial action, the national strike action still goes ahead as follows:
- Pay: scheduled from 0400 Saturday 12 November to 0400 on Sunday 13 November
- Change: scheduled from 0400 Monday 14 November to 0400 on Tuesday 15 November
There is now two weeks before the next strike action. This allows for a concentrated period of negotiations at ACAS where both parties should focus on resolving these disputes. We are meeting at ACAS today and have informed Royal Mail our negotiators are prepared for intensive talks to take place over the next ten days. Royal Mail has also confirmed they will commit to do likewise.
The Postal Executive will be meeting this week to consider a further programme of strike action for the remainder of November and up to Christmas. Any decisions on this will be relayed to Branches and Representatives in due course.
Dave Ward Andy Furey
General Secretary Acting Deputy General Secretary (Postal)
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