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Leeds postal workers could go on strike over Holbeck Delivery Office closure

15 Feb 2018, 16:39

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/leeds ... o-14294310

Royal Mail has announced it will close the delivery office in the summer but says there will be no job losses

Disgruntled postal workers in Leeds are considering strike action after Royal Mail decided to close Holbeck Delivery Office.

That is the message from Asghar Khan, a political officer for the Communication Workers Union (CWU), who says the 44 members of staff who work at the delivery office are "very, very disappointed" with the decision.


He told Leeds Live that some of the staff who are CWU members want the trade union to hold a vote on industrial action in the coming weeks.

Royal Mail announced it will close the delivery office in the summer, but said there would be "no impact on deliveries to our customers" and no job losses as staff would be relocated and all operations would be moved to Leeds City delivery office.

It says the move is part of an "ongoing transformation of its business to increase the efficiency of its operation".

However, CWU members believe the company has not addressed concerns raised by staff or listened to the points they raised during a consultation on the relocation plans.

Mr Khan, who is also a Leeds City Council councillor, said plans for industrial action are "being talked over" and members "are thinking along those lines at the moment".

He said: "The staff are looking into their options and what they can do to have a day of protests or strike action.

"The employees are not happy with it (the closure). They feel it's a determent to the service and to staff.



"We have put 17 points that we had to the company before they made their decision, which haven't been answered."

He said the main concerns about how customers will have to travel further, congestion on roads around the Leeds City delivery office and a lack of parking.

Royal Mail says it is engaged in discussions with CWU and it is not aware of any planned industrial action.


In a statement, it also said: "Detailed planning is now underway to help ensure a smooth transition for our operations, our people and the service we provide to our customers."

Leeds postal workers could go on strike over Holbeck Delivery Office closure

16 Feb 2018, 19:13

They can strike all they want it is a done deal. Our local office was there over 100 years and despite local protests and petitions we still got moved to the city centre.

Leeds postal workers could go on strike over Holbeck Delivery Office closure

03 Nov 2018, 19:39

They said Holbeck D.O. would close by June 2018. It hasnt. Then July. It hasn't. Then August. It hasn't. Now they've walked away.
"Done deal". Don't think so. It's called Union Solidarity that's stopped it.

Leeds postal workers could go on strike over Holbeck Delivery Office closure

03 Nov 2018, 20:53

bloodandfire wrote:They said Holbeck D.O. would close by June 2018. It hasnt. Then July. It hasn't. Then August. It hasn't. Now they've walked away.
"Done deal". Don't think so. It's called Union Solidarity that's stopped it.

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Leeds postal workers could go on strike over Holbeck Delivery Office closure

08 Feb 2019, 16:39

Royal mail formally announced on Feb 6th that they have called off the closure of Holbeck Delivery office. Victory for union solidarity. "Done deal". Nah.

Leeds postal workers could go on strike over Holbeck Delivery Office closure

08 Feb 2019, 19:01

Does RM own the building or is it leased?

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