Urgent: Industrial action ballot - CWU final messages
10th October 2013
An urgent message from Dave Ward and
Billy Hayes urging members to vote YES in the
Royal Mail industrial action ballot which closes on Wednesday 16th
All CWU Branches and Representatives must continue to do
everything possible to deliver an overwhelming yes vote.
Please ensure that all local reps are in receipt of this
communication and that the attached leaflet is distributed in all
CWU representatives should also hold a final series
of local meetings to convey the key messages set out in the
Please engage known CWU supporters and ask them to talk to their
workplace colleagues about making sure they use their vote.
The Government announcement means the process for privatisation
will conclude on the 15th of October. You must impress
upon our members that privatisation simply reinforces the need for
a long term legally binding agreement to protect CWU members'
jobs, terms and conditions.
Without a yes vote there will be no agreement.
We cannot afford to let up - keep pushing until the last day of
the ballot - what you do in the workplace will be the decisive
Immediately following the ballot result we will write to CWU members explaining our next steps.
vote YES poster and stick it up on your workplace union notice
board for wider publicity.
Keep up the good work up.
Dave Ward Billy Hayes
Deputy general secretary (Postal) General secretary
For more information visit Royal Mail strike ballot: Vote YES.