19 Jun 2007, 16:20
Following a letter from Adam Crozier, the Postal
Executive has today agreed to meet Royal Mail in talks facilitated by
ACAS. The meeting will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 20th June.
The Postal Executive will then reconvene, along with our senior field
officials, on Thursday 21st June to reassess the situation.
Please find attached to this email a copy of a letter sent to Adam
Crozier today setting out the Union's position.
Mr A Crozier
I have laid out the Unionâ€™s position on pay and modernisation in my open letter to Allan Leighton dated 13th June.
Itâ€™s disappointing that in your reply you choose to restate the same old arguments that have been overwhelmingly rejected by the workforce. Burying your head in the sand and deliberately misrepresenting the Unionâ€™s position will not make this dispute go away.
However, the Union remain committed to reaching an agreement and we will meet Tony McCarthy and your negotiating team at 2 p.m. on Wednesday 20th June. We understand the meeting will be facilitated by ACAS.
I have told Tony that we expect fresh and meaningful negotiations. We are not in the market for Royal Mail simply rehashing their previous position or deliberately stringing out talks.
The Unionâ€™s Postal Executive will then meet on Thursday 21st June, along with our Senior Field Officials, to reassess the position.
19 Jun 2007, 19:42
So strike dates to be announced Thursday 21st June no doubt.
19 Jun 2007, 20:17
CROZIER THINKS HE CAN SEND HIS TEAM IN AND ACAS WILL ROLL OVER AND TELL THE UNION TO ACCEPT THE DEAL. LIKELY. CROZIER NEEDS TO BE EDUCATED ON WHAT ACAS ARE THERE FOR. IF HE THINKS THAT ACAS WILL BACK THE CWU INTO A CORNER, HE'LL BE IN FOR A SHOCK. ACAS WILL LAUGH HIM OUT OF THE BUILDING
19 Jun 2007, 21:33
This is on the ACAS website home page:
Acas aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. We provide up-to-date information, independent advice, high quality training and we work with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.
Well, Allan. Well Adam. Maybe you had better take on board what ACAS is about.
Maybe guys it's about time you thought about what your next meeting with the CWU with ACAS is about.