Royal Mail workers to strike on Black Friday - The Evesham Observer

Royal Mail workers to strike on Black Friday

Evesham Editorial 2nd Nov, 2022 Updated: 2nd Nov, 2022   0

ROYAL Mail workers will stage two 48-hour strikes around Black Friday and Cyber Monday in a row over pay, jobs and conditions.

The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) will recommend around 115,000 of its members reject a pay offer of around nine per cent spread over two years.

But the union cancelled two strikes on November 12 and 14, saying it wants to take more ‘proportionate’ action.

Royal Mail urged workers not to strike at the “busiest time of the year”.

The union called Royal Mail’s pay offer ‘derisory’ and said the strike days include two of the most lucrative weekends of the year for online shopping and promotional discounts at retailers.

Workers will be walk out on November 24 and 25 – known as Black Friday – and then again on November 30 and December 1 – just two days after Cyber Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “Royal Mail proposed a new pay-for-change offer to the CWU worth nine per cent over two years, despite making a loss of £219million in the first half of the year.

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