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Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain 'complex' pension proposals

08 Aug 2017, 13:21

http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/royal ... proposals/

The Royal Mail has been called on to explain the ‘complex’ nature of its pensions’ proposals to the workforce in greater detail by Unite, the country’s largest union.

Today’s (Tuesday 8 August) call comes after the 6,000 Royal Mail managers, represented by Unite, were equally divided in a consultative ballot over whether to accept the company’s pensions’ package.

Unite officer for the Royal Mail Brian Scott said: “The main message is that the evenly split ballot result demonstrates the complexity of the company’s position.

“Individuals did not feel comfortable with the proposal they were faced with, bearing in mind it would have a major impact on the income they will receive in retirement.

“Unite will be discussing with the Royal Mail management as to how a more detailed, but also simplified, set of information can be supplied to our members.

“While the latest pension position was an improvement on the original proposal, ‘the mission to explain’ needs greater clarity as these are complex proposals.”

The ballot turnout was 28 percent with 49 per cent voting to accept the company’s position with 51 per cent voting to reject it.

In a statement, the Royal Mail had said that it is offering members the choice of joining either a defined benefit cash balance scheme or a defined contribution scheme. Royal Mail said it is one of few companies offering to replace one defined benefit scheme with another.

Unite has about 6,000 members working for the Royal Mail that is now a privately-owned company, following its controversial sell-off by the coalition government after five centuries of state ownership.


Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain ‘complex’ pension proposals

08 Aug 2017, 14:32

Well that's a turn up for the books :thumbup
No one likes to have money lifted out their pockets be it managers or OPG's :thumbdown

Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain ‘complex’ pension proposals

08 Aug 2017, 14:46

Should have been a higher number not willing to accept it they have more to lose than us postmen/women

Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain ‘complex’ pension proposals

08 Aug 2017, 15:44

have they ben offered a better deal than us

Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain 'complex' pension proposals

08 Aug 2017, 17:34

So if only 28% bothered to vote what do you think the royalmail board will say!

Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain 'complex' pension proposals

08 Aug 2017, 18:40

28% Turnout? thats management f****d then!

Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain 'complex' pension proposals

09 Aug 2017, 19:24

So Royal Mail management found the new pension proposals complex , and confusing.

I thought the only way that you could confuse a Royal Mail manager, is to put him or her in a barrel and ask them to wee in the corner.

Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain 'complex' pension proposals

09 Aug 2017, 21:23

the lazy bastards are waiting on us fighting for them thats why they have not bothered
and unite can go f**k themselves as their managers will be doing our jobs and picking up extra payments while we go on strike

Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain 'complex' pension proposals

10 Aug 2017, 08:32

And yet the same managers will stand there and tell you what the propaganda machine tells them at the WTLL sessions etc...

As it has been said before, they will lose a lot more that me or you but are too frightened of the hierarchy to speak out.

Unite calls on Royal Mail to explain 'complex' pension proposals

10 Aug 2017, 15:52

Celtic Postman wrote:And yet the same managers will stand there and tell you what the propaganda machine tells them at the WTLL sessions etc...

As it has been said before, they will lose a lot more that me or you but are too frightened of the hierarchy to speak out.

Too frightened of speaking out for fear of being bounced back onto deliveries

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