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“If post offices are shutting and job centres are shutting, if your pay is held down and our pay is restricted, then it’s time we thought about how to work together effectively.”
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka, speaking to post workers at a CWU union rally

“The government is deliberately picking a fight with public sector workers and we should respond with a coordinated campaign of industrial action.”
GMB national secretary Brian Strutton, answering Gordon Brown’s public sector pay freeze

“Unions cannot fight these battles alone and the PCS and Unison should be working together to maximise our impact in responding to the attacks on us.”
Unison general secretary Dave Prentis, in a letter read out by Mark Serwotka at last month’s PCS conference

“The strife that is about to hit the postal service is not an isolated incident. With the public sector unions threatening to arrange coordinated strikes by nurses, doctors, teachers and civil servants, the threat of a ‘summer of discontent’ is a real one.”
The Sunday Telegraph, warning its readers of a return to the ‘bad old days’

“At the Royal Mail all the signs are that morale in the company is much better than before.”
Royal Mail chair Allan Leighton, in his new book On Leadership: Practical Wisdom from the People Who Know

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Who Says?
Tue 12 Jun 2007, 19:56 BST
Issue No. 2055
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