In a move to create massive disruption to merchants and their customers over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the CWU has announced strike dates of 25th and 28th November. However, it called off proposed strikes for November 12th and 14th.
The Union says that Royal Mail’s offer on both pay and conditions made this week were not acceptable and it called for its members to deliver a vote of no confidence in CEO Simon Thompson.
A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “On Monday 31st October, Royal Mail proposed a new pay-for-change offer to the CWI worth 9 per cent over two years, despite making a loss of “219 million in the first half of the year. The CWU has been in talks with us at ACAS and claim they are open to change but they now need to show it.
“Instead the CWU have announced four days of strike action which will damage our business further at our busiest time of year. The CWU is playing a dangerous game with its members’ jobs and the future of Royal Mail.”