Latest update on negotiations with Royal Mail Group 6/3/23

Negotiations with Royal Mail Group concluded last night without agreement.

The company advised the union that the Directors who have been leading negotiations are no longer available and that the Board will be meeting today to determine their next steps.

There has been progress in several areas and the union made it clear last night that we are willing to continue negotiations today and tomorrow to finalise an agreement. This offer has been reiterated to the company this morning.

We will be consulting with the union’s Postal Executive later today, taking stock of the situation and considering all available options with regards to our next steps.

The company have published selected aspects of their latest offer directly to employees and claim that the main sticking point is new entrants terms and conditions. This is not true. We have seen these actions throughout this dispute from the employer and we know you will not be phased.

We will engage with all CWU members on the status of the whole talks, explaining exactly where the differences are, including the unacceptable pressures deliberately being placed on our members through imposed revisions that are failing quality of service and USO compliance.

Further information will be sent out in due course.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dave Ward
General Secretary

Andy Furey
Acting Deputy General Secretary (Postal)



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