Royal Mail Strikes
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Published 28th March 2023
Amid strike pandemonium, Royal Mail executives threaten to go out of business.
As negotiations with the leaders of the striking unions become more tense, Royal Mail executives have threatened to throw the losing postal service into administration.
If a compromise agreement cannot be reached, the corporation has threatened to put the regulated portion of the business—which is legally required to carry mail to every address in the nation—into a special form of insolvency.
The company’s management has previously claimed that it is losing £1 million every day, and that strikes by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are to blame for the £295 million operating loss it experienced in the first nine months of its fiscal year.
According to reports from the Guardian, the CWU is about to launch additional strike action when the threat to put the postal service into administration was made.
Published 25th March 2023
Further Royal Mail strikes could be called by CWU union leaders.
If they can’t reach an agreement with management by the start of next week, postal workers’ union officials have warned that they may shortly launch new strikes by Royal Mail employees. Dave Ward, the general secretary of the CWU union, made the statement on Friday, following weeks of mounting worker resentment over bosses’ attacks.
Managers pushed through workplace reductions on orders from above, combining delivery and collecting rounds into fewer, longer routes. Nonetheless, despite top managers’ assurances that cuts would only be implemented with union rep participation, union leaders refrained from organising.
Ward had thought that a settlement to the protracted disagreement was imminent. But over two weeks after he’d sought to obtain a definitive agreement, managers still hadn’t provided him with anything, in his opinion, workers will accept.
Published 13th March 2023
No dates have been provided regarding new Royal Mail strikes
At this moment in time CWU have confirmed no dates regarding a potential strike. Royal Mail have confirmed talk are on-going.
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Published 17th February 2023