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National protest and new post strike dates announced

Issue No. 2063

The CWU has called a national demonstration and rally in London on Tuesday 21 August to increase the pressure on management as part of the next round of action.

CWU union branches outside London are putting on coaches. The march will assemble at Clerkenwell Green (Farringdon tube), at 12 noon.

The protest can be a focus for all trade unionists involved in a similar fight.

The RMT rail workers’ union is urging its members to attend.

It says, “All RMT branches should help ensure the

biggest possible turnout, and bring banners, flags and whistles.

“Please also urge fellow trade unionists, trades councils, family and friends to turn out – the CWU’s fight is our fight, so let’s mobilise for 21 August.”

The CWU union has set out a programme of action for the dispute to increase the pressure on Royal Mail management.

  • Workers in the mail centres will strike from 7pm on Thursday of this week through to 7pm on Friday.
  • Workers in the delivery offices will strike from 7pm on Friday of this week until 7pm on Saturday.

The CWU has also organised strikes for next week.

  • Mail centres will strike for shifts from 7pm on Wednesday 15 August until 7pm on Thursday 16 August.
  • Delivery centres will strike from 7pm on Thursday 16 August until 7pm on Friday 17 August.

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