15 Sep 2009

Postal Strike 'Vote Yes'

The Royal Mail is being ripped apart for privatisation, New Labour are killing our postal service and Cameron will be even worse.

This is a strike call we should all support!


INDUSTRIAL ACTION BALLOT:
FINAL KEY MESSAGES

In the next week or so we must put all our efforts into securing a YES vote
in the national industrial action ballot.

A further letter and a DVD has been sent to all members' home addresses.
These communications need to be supported with face to face dialogue in the
workplace.

We need to be clear and consistent on the reasons why we are asking our
members to vote YES - but we must also spell out the very serious
consequences of what a No vote will mean.

Please focus on the following key messages:

A YES VOTE IS A VOTE FOR FAIRNESS

. Only a YES vote will maintain the pressure on Royal Mail and secure a
national agreement with a shared vision of modernisation in the interests of
the workforce and our customers - not just the company.

. Only a YES vote will secure a new Job Security Agreement that reflects the
sheer scale of change we are all facing. Sustainable jobs, an agreed
full-time/part-time resourcing mix, no compulsory redundancies and genuine
choices for our members over their future.

. Only a YES vote will ensure our members are rewarded for change. Higher
pay, a shorter working week, better attendance patterns, quality time away
from work, including weekends.

. Only a YES vote will deliver a better and fairer local working
environment. The pace of change can only be dictated by what people can cope
with and workload must be based on agreed standards - not unachievable
budgets.

. Only a YES vote will keep the pressure on Government to resolve the
pensions problem and end unfair competition.

. Only a YES vote will stop Royal Mail imposing change by diktat and restore
the principle that underpinned the 2007 deal - "that we would work together
and introduce change by agreement".

A NO VOTE WILL MEAN:

. Royal Mail will do whatever it wants - the pressure on CWU members will
become unbearable - there will be no union to turn to.

. A No vote will give the company the green light to turn Royal Mail into a
part-time industry and this will lead to compulsory redundancies.

. A No vote will give Royal Mail the green light to intensify their attacks
on our members' pensions, pay, earnings and conditions.

. A No vote will give Royal Mail the green light to introduce change on
their terms and their terms alone.

WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LEAVE ROYAL MAIL TO ITS OWN DEVICES.

POSTAL WORKERS DESERVE A FAIRER FUTURE

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe you are very naive and have a very idealistic view of the world. A yes vote would lead to continued inefficiency in a rapidly competitive but declining market. This will lead to reduction in the labour force as there will not be work to justify number of employees. A yes vote is also a breach of the unions reason for existence as a union is supposed to negotiate and represent the workforce but by refusing to do this and striking it is failing to meet its statutory obligations. I believe the only way forward is for co operation and negotiation

Derek Wall said...

I think the process of privatisation will lead to worse conditions for workers and a poorer service for customers.

Good for the CWU