Company invites union negotiators to meeting – then holds conference call with wider management while meeting is underway announcing attack on workplace representation
Royal Mail, which has been making record profits while imposing a feeble two-percent pay increase on employees, has declared war on its workforce and their unions this morning and like many wars, it began with a sneak attack. As a tweet from the CWU union explains, Royal Mail management invited union negotiators to a meeting to discuss the industrial dispute and possible solutions – and then, while the meeting was ongoing, held a separate conference call with managers around the country informing them of unilateral changes to agreements, practices and even the structure for CWU members to access their union reps:
It seems that Royal Mail, emboldened by the Tories’ planned assault on workers’ rights and their unions – and, it must be said, the complete lack of solidarity shown with striking workers by Labour’s ‘leadership’ – intend all-out war against their workforce as the profit-driven ‘race to the bottom’ continues. The whole nation will suffer from this new direction in one way or many.
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Never in recent history has national, coordinated action across industries, sectors and societies by all people been more necessary.
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