Further strike action called in fight to save the Post Office, Saturday 3 December

28 November 2016

Further strike action called in fight to save the Post Office

From CWU

Branches will be aware of the Post Office’s continued policy of managed decline by cutting jobs and privatising Crown Offices as well as the plans to close the Defined Benefit pension scheme.

Unfortunately, the Post Office has declined to get into serious negotiations with the aim of resolving the dispute. Accordingly, we will be serving formal notice on the Post Office for a one day 24 hour strike on Saturday 3rd December.

On the day of the strike, our Representatives and members will be focusing on those Crown Offices which are on the franchise list, but which have not yet had a retail partner announced (these Crown Offices are on the attached document for your information). It is these Crowns which should be the focal point for picket lines on the day as we need to gain as much publicity as possible and galvanise support from local politicians and the community. We still have the opportunity to save these Crowns and together we can make a difference – please support the Post Office IR Representatives and members in your Branch or in a nearby Branch where possible.

Postcard Campaign

Our Postcard campaign, in response to the government’s consultation on the Post Office Network have now been sent to all Branches. Thank you to those Branches which have already launched the postcard campaign – we have had a great response to the campaign so far, with thousands of postcards received in CWU Headquarters in the first few days.

We would urge Regional Secretaries, Branch Secretaries and all Representatives to make every effort to get as many postcards completed and returned Marcia Murray in the Communications Department by 12th December. Our Post Office IR Reps and Crown members will be outside many of the Crowns on the franchise list on the day of the strike, urging the public to sign the postcards. Your support in this regard would be appreciated.

Branches and all Representatives are urged to support our Post Office members and this day of action. Further developments will be reported.

1 comment

  1. Morgan O'Brien said:

    I am a retired teacher & know the vital importance of defined benefit pensions schemes which should be the right of all workers to have. The senior management of the the Post Office ensure they have very large defined pensions, so why deny it to workers? I support the strikes to win their rights. Morgan O’Brien, Lewisham.

    2 December 2016 at 7:38pm

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