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Royal Mail: Postal workers fight on

The balloon say what’s wanted: CWU demonstration, Westminster, 9 December 2022. Photo Workers.

After court challenges from the employer, Communication Workers’ Union Royal Mail members have voted overwhelmingly to continue taking industrial action to defend their pay, jobs and industry.

General Secretary Dave Ward said, “After two national ballots, 18 days of action, constant management intimidation and scores of unjust disciplinary cases against their colleagues, postal workers have shown their dignity and determination once again.”

In their third ballot for industrial action, the union’s members at Royal Mail returned an emphatic result: 95 per cent in favour in a turnout of 77 per cent.

The result renews the legal mandate for industrial action for a further six months.

Postal workers are acting in defence of the Royal Mail service against the attacks of the now privatised employer. The vote, Ward said, “is proof that workers loyal to a historic institution like Royal Mail will not accept it being turned into an Uber-style, bog-standard gig economy employer.”