On Tuesday 7th November 2017  the Communication Workers Union held another day of mass activity in support of their pay and the four pillars campaign. The 89.1% and Proud Day recognises the tremendous support that members have shown to date and to ask for their continued backing of the Union’s campaign.

Forest Hill and Sydenham District Office joined in the national day of protest and held a gate meeting to provide members with an update on the dispute and to call for their continued support for the Union’s campaign for employment, income and retirement security.

The huge YES vote of CWU members is a magnificent testament to the strength of feeling amongst postal workers.
The overwhelming ballot shows that Royal Mail Group management have lost the
trust and confidence of its employees. The CWU have said that the Royal Mail Group  have created a workplace culture that we would not want our loved ones to work in and have moved from mutual interest to self interest. Bullying and pressurising people on a daily basis in the interest of profit alone is unacceptable, and any Agreement will have to address that.

Councillor Alan Hall said at the gate: “I have joined the CWU today to show support and solidarity with postal workers. I was at the High Court and the fact that  in the face of the most draconian Anti-Union laws in Western Europe, postal members have stood together sends a powerful message to Royal Mail to stop the attacks on pensions and pay. They should listen to their workforce and start negotiating seriously with the Union.”

The CWU have said: “We hope Royal Mail will use the mediation process to listen to the views of the CWU and shift its position. Whatever legal delaying tactics they deploy, the company should be in no doubt that our magnificent ballot result still stands and if needed, we will act on it.”

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