Royal Mail prepares for strike negotiations as mangers vote on walkouts
Around 8,500 mangers will be balloted over strike action in a dispute over job cuts
Royal Mail are preparing for strike negotiations after it was
announced thousands of managers are due to vote on walkouts in a
dispute over job cuts.
Around 8,500 mangers from Royal Mail and its subsidiary
businesses the Post Office and Parcelforce will be balloted on
industrial action for the first time in over 30 years.
Staff are unhappy over the proposed loss of 1,500 jobs, which
Royal Mail claim[s] are unavoidable following a decline in
Paul Reuter, national officer at the union, said: "Unite will
not allow managers to be forced out because of the poor decisions
made at the very top of Royal Mail Group.
"If Royal Mail are allowed to push ahead with forced
redundancies it will keep coming back for more, so Unite intends to
stop Royal Mail in its tracks."
Mr Reuter added that 5,000 roles had already been cut on a
voluntary basis over the past five years and that further
compulsory losses are unnecessary.