Union and workplace bulletins

Against the PCS "coup": Democratise the union!

A Solidarity/ Workers' Liberty leaflet Against the PCS "coup": break the power of the "Moderates"! Democratise the union! o Uphold the elected General Secretary and President o Demand a recall conference o Press for re-run National Executive elections o Don't rely on the courts - mobilise the membership. If the courts back Reamsbottom, demand a fresh General Secretary election. CLEAR BATTLE lines have been drawn in the PCS civil servants' union. Unelected General Secretary Barry Reamsbottom and his allies have staged a "coup" by declaring that the election for a new General Secretary won by...

Pay up, Consignia!

From the latest issue of the AWL bulletin, Postalworker. After two months of "intensive negotiation", Royal Mail have upped their offer to 2.1%. New Consignia chairman Allan Leighton (who earns £19,000 a month on top of extra pocket money earned from his various other business interests) resumed his attack on postal workers when he told the media "No-one should have a penny pay rise. I am not afraid to say it. There should be a pay freeze. If I had been chairman more than three months ago we would not have even made a pay offer". We should neither laugh or cry at this insult from someone who...

Postal Worker Bulletin May 99

When Royal Mail sent out a letter to staff back in January to explain the difference beteween wilful delay of the mail and unexcused delay, it looked like trouble was coming. Sure enough, the new conduct code is already being used to intimidate postal workers and union representatives, as management apply it to their own ends, often in an arbitrary and discriminatory way. This is against the background of the company's bigger project, starting with the Delivery Agreement last year (which opened the door to earlier start times), and continuing with the latest Performance Bonus Scheme (stepping...

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