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Royal Mail strike vote at Peterborough - union calls for 'common sense' from management

25 Sep 2020, 08:56

https://www.cwu.org/news/royal-mail-str ... anagement/

Branch and divisional officials are urging Royal Mail management to “think again and avoid a dispute,” after postal workers in Peterborough voted by 87.8 per cent for strike action to win the reinstatement of a sacked colleague.

The postman, who has worked several years for the business with no previous disciplinary record, was fired in July – action which, the union argues, both “breached” and “unreasonably applied” the company’s conduct agreement.

Branch secretary Andy Beeby (CWU Eastern No5) told CWU News: “The ballot result today shows the huge strength of feeling among members that this sacking was unfair and must be reconsidered.

“It’s their view and the view of this union that the allegations laid against our member here do not, in our view, warrant dismissal,” he explained.

“In fact, in the case we made to management, our divisional rep Steve Butts cited 13 previous cases of comparable incidents which did not lead to summary dismissals.”

In the union’s summary of reasons for the ballot, the CWU states its opinion that the dismissing manager in this case has made the decision to fire the member ‘based on what could have happened in different circumstances rather than the actual facts of what did happen on the day in question’.

“This is completely unacceptable, and we’re calling on the company to reinstate this member, with full pay, benefits and continuity of employment without loss,” Andy says.

The union is also seeking assurances that there will be no further ‘breaches’ or ‘unreasonable applications’ of the agreed conduct process going forward.

“We want this resolved without strike action, and this can be done if the company agrees to apply common sense here,” explains Andy.

“But if they refuse to budge, these members here have pledged that they will strike for their sacked workmate.”

In his reaction to the ballot result, CWU Anglia divisional representative Steve Butts said: “This vote is one of workers’ solidarity, the foundation that this union is built on.

“The dismissal itself is an unreasonable decision in my opinion. Statistics can reveal an unfair approach to the way CWU members are treated when it comes to discipline.”

Royal Mail strike vote at Peterborough - union calls for 'common sense' from management

26 Sep 2020, 20:37

Well done everyone solidarity is the only way,pity union head office aren't showing the real union spirit 18 months of talking and still no better off,we have a mandate and the buffoons have let Royal mail off time and time again,i can't wait for new union elections we need to clear the lot out ,sometimes i wonder whether they are in Royal Mails pockets,they need to be called out on what they are doing something fishy going on.

Royal Mail strike vote at Peterborough - union calls for 'common sense' from management

28 Sep 2020, 11:01

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/bus ... ed-2985220

Union officials are now calling on Royal Mail to re-instate the worker to avoid industrial action. CWU union members voted 87.8% in favour of strike action over the sacking of their colleague.

The postman, who has worked several years for the business with no previous disciplinary record, was fired in July – action which, the CWU argues, both “breached” and “unreasonably applied” the company’s conduct agreement.

CWU branch secretary Andy Beeby (CWU Eastern No 5) said: “This ballot result shows the huge strength of feeling among members that this sacking was unfair and must be reconsidered. It’s their view and the view of this union that the allegations laid against our member here do not, in our view, warrant dismissal.

“In fact, in the case we made to management, our divisional rep Steve Butts cited 13 previous cases of comparable incidents which did not lead to summary dismissals.”

The Union say the dismissal was made on the basis of what could have happened in different circumstances, rather than what did happen on the day in question. Mr Beeby said: “This is completely unacceptable, and we’re calling on the company to reinstate this member, with full pay, benefits and continuity of employment without loss.”

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “We were disappointed to receive notice of a ballot for industrial action at our Peterborough Delivery Office. A ballot result for industrial action does not necessarily mean there will be a strike. We are working through the issues raised and continue to engage with the CWU to find a resolution.”

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