THE TRUTH ABOUT ACAS TALKS
We are aware that following the breakdown in talks at ACAS today Royal Mail are attempting to paint a false picture of exactly what took place.
Obviously they have learnt from the campaign we have led because they are trying to come across as amiable. The truth is that they used todays talks to push the same old message of cuts, cuts and more cuts!
The CWU will continue to work towards a negotiated settlement but the time has come when industrial action has to be considered. As you will be aware from the letter every member received at the weekend Dave Ward sought opinions from YOU on the most affective forms of action.
All of your opinions will now be considered at Thursdays Postal Executive Council meeting as the CWU want to keep the members involved all the way through this dispute. This democratic approach is in stark contrast to that of Royal Mail. The union went to ACAS in good faith and Royal Mail went there to dictate to us what the future holds. If we were to accept this position then we just as well rip up our contracts of employment right now and let Royal Mail do whatever they want to us.
The CWU nationally and locally have pulled out all the stops during this dispute. We have the members, the public and the media behind us. In this day and age this is a fine achievement. We must now push home this advantage and highlight to the public how they will suffer from Royal Mails plans. This will be done via chain emails, newspaper adverts and websites.
This dispute is the most vital we have ever had. If we stand united nationally, divisionally and locally then we will win. Royal Mail will use team briefs, WTL sessions and letters to your home addresses in an attempt to influence you.
As a union we have not just kept you informed when it suits us, from day one of the initial pay talks you have had almost daily emails, texts and bulletins. As soon as the PEC have met and come to a decision on the way forward you will be the first to know. The media coverage will also step up massively now. We ask you to keep your eyes out for our updates as your number one priority. We were there for you at the start of this dispute. We will be there for you at the end.
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