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Keighley post workers ballot for action

Issue No. 2117

Some 140 post workers at Keighley delivery office in West Yorkshire are being balloted on industrial action over Royal Mail failing to stick to the terms of the recently signed Phase 3 of the Pay and Modernisation Agreement.

The terms of phase 3 commit Royal Mail and the CWU to jointly identify and agree local efficiencies through more flexible working.

However, Royal Mail managers in the Keighley delivery office are trying to impose efficiencies without any agreement with the CWU.

The local delivery office manager has simply announced that his office will lapse some delivery duties, and have other posties absorb the work, claiming they only need to “consult” – they mean tell – the CWU about what they are going to do, and not negotiate a local agreement.

Simon Midgley, Area Delivery Sub Rep for Bradford and District CWU said, “The members at Keighley are determined to not be dictated to.

“The feeling is if they get away with this, then what will be next?”

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Tue 2 Sep 2008, 18:37 BST
Issue No. 2117
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