Together we are in the midst of the most diffi cult ever dispute with Royal Mail Group over the very future of the company, the service we provide, terms & conditions, working practices and job security. We thank you for your tremendous solidarity and courage in facing up to relentless attacks by the employer over the last year.
You will be aware the existing ballots undertaken in 2022 in relation to both Pay and the RMG Change Agenda are due to expire. The law therefore requires the CWU to re-ballot our membership to see
support for any continuing action. The re-ballot will include members of the Communication Workers Union in Royal Mail, Parcelforce and Fleet.
The CWU do not take any re-ballot and subsequent industrial action that may be called lightly and appreciate that you have been unwavering in your support, during what has been an extremely trying and difficult period over recent months. There is also no doubt that your support has drawn a number of concessions from the business and the CWU remains fully committed to a negotiated settlement that
rewards and protects you now and in the future.
Members across the Processing function will be aware that some of the worst attacks have been experienced in Processing. Instead of settling the dispute RMG has spent millions on agency and casual employees, while attempting to starve CWU members. Attacks have included the prioritisation of agency workers, workload diversions and the removal of Overtime and SA, not to mention the latest denials
of basic facilities in the workplace. These attacks and Executive Action by the business are continuing and they are choosing to disregard National agreements to push through unagreed change. Changes that will have a massive impact on you and your future employment.