Royal Mail Workers have announced they will add six more strike dates, including one on Christmas Eve, before the end of the year.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) announced yesterday that its members would be leaving office on December 9, 11, 14, 15, 23 and 24.
These strikes are taking place on key dates leading up to Christmas and will no doubt cause major problems with the delivery of parcels and letters at the busiest time of the year for the service.
A CWU spokesman said: “The CWU wants a negotiated settlement with Royal Mail Group and will continue to engage the company to that end.
“But the people in charge Royal Mail must wake up and realize that we will not allow them to destroy the livelihoods of postal workers.”
A Royal Mail The spokesman said: “We prefer an agreement with the CWU, but the change we need is not optional.
“They should be focused on resolving this dispute for their members and the long-term health of the company, rather than damaging strikes.”
The longstanding dispute between the CWU and Royal Mail relates to pay, jobs and working conditions.
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Royal Mail Workers have already left several times this year, for example in August and September, and strikes are already scheduled for November 24th, 25th, 30th and December 1st.
As reported by LadBiblethe Royal Mail stated in a message to customers on its website that it had “well-developed contingency plans” but warned it could not fully replace “the day-to-day efforts” of its frontline workers.
“We will do what we can to keep services running but we are sorry that this planned strike action is likely to cause disruption,” she added.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23134625.royal-mail-announces-six-new-strike-dates-december/?ref=rss Royal Mail announce six new strike dates for December