11 Jun 2007, 17:22
Royal Mail have written to our professional drivers and claimed that they should not have been balloted because they have already had their pay rise and they have stated that should there be any industrial action professional drivers will not be involved. To cover off both of these points, the ballot was on pay and Royal Mails business plan. This means we were not just balloting on pay but on the future of our industry. In the letter sent to OPG members even Royal Mail state â€˜this dispute has never been about payâ€™ Maybe they thought we wouldnâ€™t get to read them together?! On Pay it is clearly stated in the professional drivers agreement that you will receive the same percentage as OPGs from October this year. In short this dispute affects every single member in Royal Mail letters and that why you were all balloted!