Postal workers in London are to escalate their industrial action, with stoppages continuing throughout the week. Members of the Communication Workers’ Union are set to walk out again today and tomorrow, but it’s now being reported that strikes are to occur in different parts of the capital all week: North London on Thursday, parts of South-East and South-West London on Friday and the West End on Saturday.
The union say that they have offered RM a three month moratorium on industrial action in return for the suspension of changes, but that management have rejected this offer. Royal Mail themselves have said that they are “really disappointed” at the Union’s action.
Lord Mandleson, the Business Secretary, said in response to stoppages earlier this month, “these strikes will exasperate Royal Mail’s customers – the people and businesses who keep the company going. The only purpose they will serve is to accelerate the shift away from post.”