Royal Mail, Santa’s elves
The British postal service company has reached an agreement with its workers, who were preparing a strike these holidays to protest for their working and safety conditions.
Royal Mail will finally distribute Christmas gifts. The British postal service company has reached an agreement with its workers, who were preparing a strike this Christmas to protest for their working and safety conditions. Last month, 100,000 postal company workers voted yes to strike.
The postal service company states that the vote presented “potential irregularities” and considers that the result of the votes is null and void. The workers’ union, on the other hand, explained that its members were “very angry and strongly disappointed” and accuse Royal Mail of “attacking their own staff in a cowardly and cruel way.”
About 97% of workers voted in favor of the strike. However, the postal company denies this result and claims that the employees were pressured to vote in favor. According to Royal Mail, workers were encouraged to open ballots in the same offices and vote yes, in front of their colleagues who recorded and photographed the situation.
Royal Mail denies the result obtained in the vote and alleges that the employees were pressured to vote in favor of the strike
The postal company alleges that this action moves away from a union action and that it increases the vote in favor. The Supreme Court gave the reason to the Royal Mail and described the vote as “inadmissible” for having been conducted openly in the workplace and not by mail.
If the strike had taken place, this would have been the company’s first national strike in a decade. During the 2017-2018 fiscal year, Royal Mail sent around 14.4 billion letters and 1.2 billion packages.