Christmas strikes: workers warn over ‘end of Royal Mail as we know it’

Royal Mail workers will strike in the run-up to Christmas, as they did in September - TOLGA AKMEN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Royal Mail workers will strike in the run-up to Christmas, as they did in September – TOLGA AKMEN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Royal Mail strikes will go ahead in the run up to Christmas as the union representing postal workers is expected to reject a renewed pay offer.

The FTSE 250 company confirmed today that it had offered a 9pc pay rise spread over 18 months, rather than two years, as previously tabled.

However, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is understood to be preparing to announce it will reject the terms in its dispute over pay and conditions.

It means the CWU’s 10 days of strike action will go ahead, meaning its 115,000 members will walkout on Nov 24, 25, and 30 as well as Dec 1, 9, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24.

Royal Mail bosses have warned union leaders that if the strikes go ahead, previously tabled deals on pay and working conditions will be withdrawn.

Bosses say Royal Mail is losing £1m-a-day and needs to be overhauled in order to balance the books and avoid a greater number of job losses.

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