Royal Mail workers to hold another 48-hour strike later this month

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Postal workers from the Communication Workers Union on the picket line at an earlier Royal Mail strike (PA Wire)
Postal workers from the Communication Workers Union on the picket line at an earlier Royal Mail strike (PA Wire)

Royal Mail workers are to stage a further 48-hour strike from September 30 in their dispute over pay and conditions, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) announced.

Tomorrow 115,000 of CWU members will walk out in on 8 September in protest against an “imposed” 2% pay rise.

Picket lines will be mounted outside delivery and sorting offices.

CWU general secretary Dave Ward said: “There can be no doubt that postal workers are completely united in their determination to secure the dignified, proper pay rise they deserve.

“We can’t keep on living in a country where bosses rake in billions in profit while their employees are forced to use food banks.

“When Royal Mail bosses are raking in £758 million in profit and shareholders pocketing in excess of £400 million, our members won’t accept pleads of poverty from the company.

“Postal workers won’t meekly accept their living standards being hammered by greedy business leaders who are completely out of touch with modern Britain.

“They are sick of corporate failure getting rewarded again and again.

“Royal Mail’s leadership have lost the dressing room – and unless they make efforts to get real on discussing a pay rise that postal workers deserve, serious disruption will continue.”