Post Office Strikes During Platinum Jubilee Period
COMMUNICATION WORKERS UNION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PLATINUM JUBILEE STRIKES CONFIRMED AS POST OFFICE WORKERS REJECT “DEGRADING EXCUSE FOR AN OFFER”
Further strikes of Post Office workers have been confirmed today (Friday 20th May), after management have failed to offer a respectful pay deal for staff.
The Communication Workers Union – which represents Post Office workers – have informed Post Office management that employees will be striking in Crown Post Offices on Saturday 4th June and in administration and supply chain networks on Monday 6th June.
These strikes follow industrial action earlier this month, and will fall during the period of festivities marking Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
Post Office management are insisting on a pay freeze for 2021-22, despite generating a profit of £35 million in 2020-21.
After the previous strike, management presented a marginally improved pay offer for 2022, which the CWU has labelled as “degrading”.
CWU Assistant Secretary Andy Furey said: “Our members do not want to be in this situation, but they won’t accept humiliation either.
“Our members worked hard to deliver an excellent annual profit for the company – affordability isn’t management’s problem here.
“Frankly, their degrading excuse for an offer has only hardened members, who won’t tolerate a collapse in their living standards.
“We thank the public for their understanding and support, and we urge Post Office to get round the table and thrash out a real settlement that treats key worker heroes with the respect they deserve.”
For more information, please contact CWU Press Officer Marcus Barnett on 07812590450 or firstname.lastname@example.org