“Postal workers won’t meekly accept their living standards being hammered by greedy business leaders who are completely out of touch with modern Britain.“They are sick of corporate failure getting rewarded again and again.
“The CWU’s message to Royal Mail’s leadership is simple – there will be serious disruption until you get real on pay.”
The Royal Mail strike is said to be the biggest strike of the summer so far, as the postal workers demand a “dignified, proper pay rise”.
As for the company’s response to the strike annoucement, they said: “Royal Mail believes there are no grounds for industrial action. Royal Mail is ready to talk further with the CWU to try to avert damaging industrial action but it must be about both change and pay.
“We have contingency plans in place, and will be working hard to minimise disruption and get our services back to normal as soon as we can to keep people, businesses and the country connected.
“Meanwhile you can continue to send your parcels and letters and we would encourage you to post early in advance of these dates.”
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