Royal Mail statement on CWU ballot result
  • Royal Mail is very disappointed by the announcement that CWU members have voted in favour of taking industrial action in the ballot and that a strike day has been announced by the union.
  • However we note that with 63 per cent turnout, a majority of the union membership (51 per cent) chose to vote against strike action or abstain. In addition, taking into account frontline employees who are not union members (24,000), only 40.5 per cent have backed a strike
  • Royal Mail has offered a three year pay offer and ground breaking deal on protections on offer which addresses points raised by CWU. Talks to reach agreement are continuing to further address these points
  • Royal Mail will do all that we can to protect our business and minimise the impact of any industrial action on our customers' mail.