British Post Office workers go on another 48-hour strike

This content was published on 07 Sep 2022 – 11:09

London, September 7 (EFE). – Workers of the UK’s former state-owned postal company, Royal Mail, will support another 48-hour strike tomorrow Thursday and Friday, to protest their pay conditions.

These employees have already gone on strike on August 26 and 31 as part of a long dispute they face with the company, in which they are demanding a “dignified and decent” pay increase and opposing a tax increase of just 2%.

The Telecom Workers Union, which represents this union, indicates that 115,000 of its members will again stop rejecting this “imposed” increase in their salaries.

Protests are planned for these two days outside post office delivery and administration offices across the country and new force measures are not ruled out if this paralysis is not resolved.

According to the union, its members are facing a “dramatic” decline in their standards of living due to an escalating year-on-year inflation rate of 10.1%.

Confederation of Trade Union Secretary General Dave Ward told local media that “there can be no doubt that postal workers are wholly united in their determination to ensure the decent and adequate wage increases to which they are entitled”.

The union leader stressed that “it is not possible to continue to live in a country where managers enjoy the benefits of billions while their employees are forced to turn to food banks.”

For its part, a Royal Mail spokesperson today expressed its “apologies for the impact this industrial action by the CWU will have on customers” and emphasized that the company is “doing everything in its power to minimize any delays and keep citizens in touch, business and the country.”

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The strikes by this union are seen as the largest of those this summer by workers in various sectors in the country, such as railways, stevedoring workers, Openreach engineers, BT call center staff, Scotland’s garbage collectors and forensic lawyers. EFE

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