Royal Mail cleaners and engineers are on strike over pay

Royal Mail cleaners and engineers have voted to strike over pay disputes.

Communication Workers Union (CWU) members employed in property and facilities functions backed strikes 9-1.

The union said around 90% of Royal Mail’s cleaners have not received a pay rise this year, while engineers and administrators have been offered the same 2% pay rise that has been ‘imposed’ across the group.

As well as pay, the union is seeking equality with the rest of Royal Mail Group employees on a range of issues including pensions, holiday entitlement, average holiday pay and paid maternity/paternity leave.

During the pandemic, these workers were vital to the functioning of society

CWU General Secretary Dave Ward said: “I applaud our members for overcoming corporate propaganda and standing with their peers.

“During the pandemic, these workers have been vital to the functioning of society.

“Now they are treated with utter and utter contempt.

“It’s a familiar story in Britain today.

“But these workers would never have accepted those conditions, and neither will their union, which will now do whatever it takes to ensure these people get the pay rise they deserve.”

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