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POSTIES’ PICKET: Rickmansworth postal workers join national strike

 Published on: 26th September 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Postal workers in Rickmansworth recently joined colleagues across the country in strike action over a pay dispute.

On Friday, August 26, several of the town’s employees in that sector could be seen on the picket line as part of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU)’s ongoing battle with Royal Mail.

The strikes have taken part due to a conflict with the union and the company over workers’ demands for a pay rise to help them manage amidst the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

Along with NHS staff, teachers and train workers, the CWU have demanded Royal Mail gives it’s employees as “no strings” pay rise, something which the business has been unwilling to do as of yet.

Strikes action also took place on Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 8, with further dates planned for Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1  if the union and company cannot come to terms.

A spokesperson for the CWU said: “The pay dispute is not complicated. Our members are striking for a pay rise that fully addresses the current cost of living. Our members need it, our members deserve it – the company can afford it.”

A spokesperson for Royal Mail 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.”

Photo Credit: John O’Brien

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