Aug 31, 2022
Royal Mail staff go on strike again over pay row
Royal Mail staff are going on strike for a second day as 115,000 postal workers walk out in a row over pay. Members of the Communication Workers Union at the Royal Mail are striking after rejecting a pay rise of 2%, amidst the rising cost of living. "The CWU's self-centred actions with the wider trade union movement is putting jobs at risk, and making pay rises less affordable... making Royal Mail's future more uncertain than at any time in its long history," the Royal Mail spokesperson added. "Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide any compensation for items that are late as a result of industrial action," a Royal Mail spokesperson told the BBC."For Special Delivery Guaranteed items, the guarantee will be suspended for items that are sent the day before the strike, until the industrial action is over. Customers' terms and rights regarding loss and damage of mail remain unaffected," the spokesperson added. The CWU said during the first day of strike action on 26 Aug that its members had lost confidence in Royal Mail."They've lost faith in the leadership and people will understand that when they see the way that the company have conducted themselves," the CWU's Dave Ward said at a strike site in London.
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