CWU in talks with ACAS today in bid to avoid pre-Xmas industrial action

Post OfficePost Office workers are set to take strike action on Friday after bosses told them more than a quarter of them would lose their jobs … despite the organisation making a record £107m profit.

CWU members responsible for the collection, handling and distribution of cash across the Post Office network will walk out for 24 hours unless an agreement is reached with their employer.

Talks took place at ACAS last week but failed to resolve the dispute. Further talks are scheduled for today.

CWU deputy general secretary Dave Ward said: “We are continuing talks with Post Office management and we hope there will be a real and significant breakthrough in order to avoid strike action this week. The onus is on the Post Office to move its position to make this happen.

“Hard-working Post Office employees deserve fair pay and job protection and this is what we are continuing to fight for. The Post Office is proposing 28 per cent of job losses from the admin and supply chain staff and this is simply unacceptable.

“Post Office management is out of touch with its staff and customers if it thinks it would be able to continue its current service levels with such a significant loss. These threats of compulsory redundancies from Post Office management towards admin and supply chain workers are deplorable and place huge amounts of stress on already vulnerable workers. The workforce has made a major contribution to the company’s success and have every right to their fair share.”


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