POST OFFICE: PAY DISPUTE 2021/22 & 2022/23 – BALLOT RESULT
The industrial action ballot of Post Office members in relation to pay 2021/22 & 2022/23 closed today and the result is as follows:
Are you prepared to take part in Strike Action?Yes Votes80291.24%No Votes778.76%Turnout65.21%
Spoilt ballot papers – 4
Are you prepared to take part in Action Short of a Strike?Yes Votes81092.36%No Votes677.64%Turnout65.21%
Spoilt ballot papers – 6
Attached is a copy of the ballot result from the Independent Scrutineer – Civica Election Services
Our Post Office members have returned an excellent “YES” vote and we have also once again comfortably surpassed the legal threshold for turnout. As a consequence, I will be writing to Nick Read, CEO seeking an urgent meeting with the aim of putting in place talks to reach an agreement. We also plan to convene a Special Postal Executive meeting next week in order to consider next steps in respect of future action. In the meantime, Branches are urged to bring this LTB to the attention of our Post Office members. We would like to thank our members for their support in achieving this strong Yes vote. Now it’s time for Nick Read and the Board to listen and act accordingly by returning to negotiations aimed at reaching a decent settlement to the pay dispute.
Further developments will be reported.
Acting Deputy General Secretary (P)