"The Green Party Trade Union Group supports the postal workers’ Union, CWU, in its dispute with Royal Mail management. It clearly seems that the management believe that the fall in postal communication relative to digital gives them the opportunity to manage by threat and intimidation and force through cuts to postal workers earnings sometimes by wrecking their conditions of service. This is a difficult time to be a postal worker, b u t postal workers continue to deliver a vital public service. They are through their Union willing to negotiate reforms but are not prepared to be bullied.
The national agreement that resolved the 2007 dispute stipulates the continuing provision of reasonable local earnings levels and that to assist development of a fourth Phase of Royal Mail modernisation, consultation and negotiation will take place. Management are not currently complying. GPTU therefore supports the CWU decision to ballot on national strike action."