Royal Mail workers begin wave of Christmas strikes

News / Fri 9th Dec 2022 at 08:37am

POSTAL workers at Royal Mail have begun a wave of strikes in the run-up to Christmas in a row over pay and conditions reports the BBC.

The walkouts involving 115,000 workers will hit deliveries across the UK, Royal Mail said.

Millions of pieces of mail have been piling up ahead of the action, the CWU union says.

Negotiations between the union and Royal Mail have broken down.

Members of the CWU union are due to strike on 9, 11, 14, 15, 23 and 24 December.

Last week customers were advised to post Christmas mail earlier than usual due to the strikes.

The union has said its members want a pay rise that matches the soaring cost of living, and that members feel their management wants to turn Royal Mail in to a gig economy firm, similar to Uber.

It warned of a “Christmas meltdown” in parcel and letter deliveries, and said millions of items of mail had been stacking up before the strikes.

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2 Comments for Royal Mail workers begin wave of Christmas strikes:

Mr Grumpy
2022-12-09 11:43:19

At first I was sympathetic to their cause. Now it's becoming an annoyance.

David Forman
2022-12-09 11:47:26

At least the posties will be able to enjoy Christmas Eve with their families for a pleasant change and have time for some Xmas shopping. I wish the strikers success in their dispute, a happy Christmas, plus a peaceful and prosperous New Year. I'll be ensuring my local postie gets a Xmas bonus of a bottle of wine.

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