United Kingdom - Union to ballot Royal Mail postal managers on strike action - October 26, 2010

The Unite union reports that 8,500 managers based in head offices at the Royal Mail, Parcelforce and the Post Office will vote on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action over forced redundancies. The ballot is being held in protest at plans to make between 1,500 managers redundant, of which between 300 and 400 managers will be have to go compulsorily. Paul Reuter, national officer for Unite, said: “Managers are so concerned about their futures that for the first time in over 30 years they will vote on industrial action. Unite will not allow managers to be forced out because of the poor decisions made at the very top of Royal Mail Group.”

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/iportal.nsf/pages/homeEn?OpenDocument&exURL=http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/UNINews.nsf/vwLkpById/D9451EBF5CF2DFE1C12577C800692037?Opendocument


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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