Union has perfect response to Royal Mail criticizing striking postal workers
A postal workers’ union had the best response after Royal Mail stepped down during their strikes.
More than 115,000 UK postal workers will go on strike for four days later this month and in early September. And members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) voted for new industrial action over working conditions.
Royal Mail said it had offered CWU workers a 5.5% pay rise, its biggest increase in years. But the CWU said the offer actually amounted to a 2% raise when adjusting for inflation.
“The Royal Mail Group’s ongoing attempts to cut people’s hard-earned working conditions will be met with fierce opposition,” said Terry Pullinger, Deputy General Secretary (Post) of the CWU. “In these times, workers need more workplace safety, not less, and we won’t back down until we find a solution acceptable to our members.”
“Postal workers in this country are being pushed to the limit, but there is no doubt that they will fight with determination the planned erosion of their rights at work,” said Dave Ward, general secretary of the union.
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But Royal Mail News was not happy and published a tweet criticizing the union:
So CWU fired back:
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