THOUSANDS of Royal Mail workers have voted to strike over a pay dispute that may see 115,000 stroll out.
The Communication Staff Union (CWU) mentioned 97.6% of members who voted backed strikes in a 77% turnout, that means there could possibly be huge disruptions to postal deliveries within the close to future.
The union haven’t but introduced a date however their industrial motion could possibly be the most recent strike in the course of the “summer season of discontent”.
The CWU have demanded that the Royal Mail start talks to comply with a “straight, no-strings” pay rise.
The union mentioned: “The vote can depart little question that postal employees are united, and that they’re demanding the correct pay rise they deserve.”
The announcement comes only a day after a separate dispute on the Royal Mail managed to keep away from strike motion.
Unite had initially proposed a three-day walkout from 2,400 managers to begin tomorrow over jobs, pay and circumstances however have referred to as it off.
Unions are trying to get pay hikes for employees that match hovering inflation charges, which at present stands at 9.1 per cent.
That may be a 40-year excessive for inflation on this nation.
Royal Mail boss Simon Thompson informed Sky Information final month that the corporate had provided workers a 5.5 per cent pay rise with no strings connected.
They’ve additionally given employees a unconditional 2 per cent pay enhance because of the price of dwelling that may are available in from this month.
He added: “Our staff positively deserve a pay enhance. I feel all of us recognise what’s round us when it comes to the price of dwelling disaster.
“None of us are resistant to that, my staff should not resistant to that.”