By a CWU member
POSTAL workers are balloting for strike action on a pay offer that can hardly even be called that.
Under Royal Mail's “full and final” offer, there will be no increase in basic pay at all, just a lump sum of £250-550 per person — and that depending on £350 million in productivity “savings”. Bonuses for junk mail and election material will be scrapped. Harassment of those on sick will be stepped up. Meanwhile, seventy Post Offices are being transferred to WH Smith, threatening thousands of jobs.
A strong yes vote is the first step in taking the offensive.