Thousands of UK’s Royal Mail workers launch 48-hour strike

thousands of uk’s royal mail workers launch 48-hour strike

Royal Mail staff join a Communication Workers Union (CWU) strike, outside a post office in London [Tolga Akmen/EPA]

Picket lines have been mounted outside Royal Mail delivery and sorting offices in the United Kingdom after workers launched a 48-hour strike in a worsening dispute over pay.

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) walked out on Friday, hitting postal deliveries across the country.

Talks between the two sides were held on Thursday, but there was no sign of any progress being made and the union is planning to step up industrial action in the coming weeks.

The union said the walkout by about 115,000 of its members is the biggest strike of the year amid long-running disputes in other sectors.

A further 19 days of strikes have been announced on different days throughout October and November in a significant escalation of the dispute.

Dave Ward, the CWU’s general secretary, said “this is a significant announcement, but it is one which matches the level of anger our members feel at the way Royal Mail Group has treated them”.

“The chief executive of Royal Mail Group is treating postal workers as if they are stupid. These are the same people that have kept the country connected and returned Royal Mail Group to record profit,” he said.

“Postal workers across the UK now face the fight of their lives to save their jobs and the service they provide to every household and business in the UK. We call on everyone to stand with their local postal worker,” Ward added.

‘Reckless pursuit’

Meanwhile, a Royal Mail spokesman said “the CWU can be in no doubt of the impact its reckless pursuit of 19 days of industrial action has on our weakened financial position and the job security of its members”.

“Royal Mail is losing 1 million pounds ($1.1m) a day. We operate in a competitive market, and our customers have choices. Continued strike action will force our customers to make those choices sooner rather than later,” the spokesman said.

“Our invitation to enter into talks through Acas remains open. Our people need the CWU leadership to recognise the reality of the situation Royal Mail faces as a business, and to engage urgently on the changes required to adapt to customer demands in a highly competitive market,” he added.

“We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience the CWU’s continued strike action will cause. We are doing all we can to minimise any delays and keep people, businesses and the country connected.”

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