Britain’s Postal Workers Begin Voting on Strike (

The ballots have today (28 June) began landing at the homes of members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents postal workers, and the result will be known on 19 July.

The union is demanding that Royal Mail Group negotiates with it to secure a “straight, no strings pay increase” for employees.

At the time of writing, management intends to impose a 2% pay rise by executive action.

The CWU said that in an economic climate where inflation has already soared to 11.7% by May, this would mean “a dramatic real-terms wage cut of Royal Mail employees, who were key workers during the height of the pandemic”.

A CWU spokesperson said: “Britain’s postal workers are being forced into accepting a massive pay cut by the same people they have generated incredible profits for.
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