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strike dates

14 Oct 2019, 17:41

anyone take a guess when strike dates could be announced

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14 Oct 2019, 17:58

26 nov ( election day)
whatever black friday falls on
first week of dec.

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14 Oct 2019, 18:02

leolion855 wrote:26 nov ( election day)
whatever black friday falls on
first week of dec.

Black Friday is 29th November this year.

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14 Oct 2019, 18:04

i would strike every fri sat / mon tue every week in that order

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14 Oct 2019, 19:07

soon as we can so Distribution , Mon , Tues , - Processing , Weds , Thurs - Delivery , Fri , Sat , for starters . then ramp it up . :thumbup ,
Last edited by worktotime on 14 Oct 2019, 19:21, edited 1 time in total.

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14 Oct 2019, 19:14

leolion855 wrote:26 nov ( election day)
whatever black friday falls on
first week of dec.


Elections are not normally held on a Tuesday (26 Nov) and my thoughts are why would CWU jeopardise anything to do
with voting at the election when their aim is to support the election of a Labour Govt? Wouldn't a no holds barred
postal strike play into the hands of those who would oppose a Labour Govt, dredging up reminders of the 'Winter of Discontent'?

Why hold the strike on Black Friday - better off striking the week after when all the stuff is supposed to be delivered surely?

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14 Oct 2019, 21:24

worktotime wrote:soon as we can so Distribution , Mon , Tues , - Processing , Weds , Thurs - Delivery , Fri , Sat , for starters . then ramp it up . :thumbup ,

I like getting the idea of getting Fri & Sat off on unpaid leave but thats not the reason for the strike.

yellowbelly wrote:Why hold the strike on Black Friday - better off striking the week after when all the stuff is supposed to be delivered surely?

I dont know how the mail gets to my office, Tooth Fairy, Santa, Boogie Man? All i know its gets here somehow. Thats my line of thought too, first lot to strike are the people who transport & process the mail and then us postie strike when it gets here. Maximise the damage while minimise the damage to our pockets. Guys with better knowledge than me will know how to coordinate it.

It will already been busy without all the Black Friday gimmicks.

More importantly we need a better PR campaign as we need the public onside. Its not about SWW or payrises but protecting what many people see as a public service that rico will ultimately want to turn into a zero hour contracts, selling off the profitable parts for a quick buck etc. All so a few people profit while the long serving posties is left with nothing.

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14 Oct 2019, 21:52

14 days notice is required to RM from the CWU to name the dates for a strike, so a first strike could be October 29th onwards
Dist / Del / MC / Collections 1 sector striking one day a week on different days

week one w/t/f/s week two m/t/w/t infinatum

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14 Oct 2019, 22:49

say you were off sick on the strike dates, do you still get paid ?

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14 Oct 2019, 22:57

I agree with yellowbelly.
The CWU will not strike on election day as it would make no sense when you consider how much money they pay to (ahem) lobby the Labour party to protect CWU members interests and also re-nationalize Royal Mail.

Whether you like it or not the CWU turned a hard left when JC became leader and it's source of identity and pride comes from it's strong bargaining power as arguably one of the few unions left to have that power. The railways and the post should never have been privatised. Any sane person can see that as most of the public do. Despite this, Vince the dark prince Cable sold us off to his cronies in the city; now dear old Vince is a clever economist and knew full well what he was doing. To stand in front of the parliamentary sub-committee and lie with such ease is the sign of a consummate politician i.e one without morals or conscience.

Cobyn (or more precisely McDonnell) would likely have done it anyway and their are complex reasons for this, political conviction being one of them but lets not forget that their 2017 massive increase in the vote-share was due in part to their clever re-branding of British democratic socialism.
Are they to be trusted that it was driven by the fact they knew this or the CWU's large funding (the % your CWU funds go to the Labour party is quite large!) or they genuinely believe that utility's are better run in government hands as Royal mail was until privatisation?
The truth is a mixture and more I will wager and I welcome a challenge to my statement.

strike dates

14 Oct 2019, 22:57

@hero22 your a......…...

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15 Oct 2019, 08:38

hero22 wrote:say you were off sick on the strike dates, do you still get paid ?

Yes

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15 Oct 2019, 08:40

doorstepped wrote:14 days notice is required to RM from the CWU to name the dates for a strike, so a first strike could be October 29th onwards
Dist / Del / MC / Collections 1 sector striking one day a week on different days

week one w/t/f/s week two m/t/w/t infinatum

Martin walsh has already said 1st strike that can be announced will be from 20th nov.

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15 Oct 2019, 11:04

I will never vote for a labour government while Corbyn and his cronies front the labour party the majority of his own MP's want rid of him he will try to drag the country back into the seventies of course this is my opinion and not shared by a lot on this forum.

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15 Oct 2019, 14:39

billycat wrote:I will never vote for a labour government while Corbyn and his cronies front the labour party the majority of his own MP's want rid of him he will try to drag the country back into the seventies of course this is my opinion and not shared by a lot on this forum.


It is fine to have an opinion even if it is wrong. Voting against a party that wants to nationalise Royal Mail sounds like a sound move on your part.

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15 Oct 2019, 15:54

A quick question for those in the know

Is there a limit to how much strike action/days we can take ?

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15 Oct 2019, 15:58

LouBarlow wrote:
billycat wrote:I will never vote for a labour government while Corbyn and his cronies front the labour party the majority of his own MP's want rid of him he will try to drag the country back into the seventies of course this is my opinion and not shared by a lot on this forum.


It is fine to have an opinion even if it is wrong. Voting against a party that wants to nationalise Royal Mail sounds like a sound move on your part.



The nationalisation is a load of hot air. To nationalise the things they say will cost almost £200 billion - which equates to all the income tax paid by UK citizens in a year. Think if you’re gonna vote for Corbyn in the hope that he’ll take RM back into public ownership you may well be disappointed!!

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15 Oct 2019, 16:06

GRS wrote:
LouBarlow wrote:
billycat wrote:I will never vote for a labour government while Corbyn and his cronies front the labour party the majority of his own MP's want rid of him he will try to drag the country back into the seventies of course this is my opinion and not shared by a lot on this forum.


It is fine to have an opinion even if it is wrong. Voting against a party that wants to nationalise Royal Mail sounds like a sound move on your part.



The nationalisation is a load of hot air. To nationalise the things they say will cost almost £200 billion - which equates to all the income tax paid by UK citizens in a year. Think if you’re gonna vote for Corbyn in the hope that he’ll take RM back into public ownership you may well be disappointed!!


I suggest you research the Labour manifesto in regard tax reform, and how much income that will generate, and also how much money is produced from the industries that would indeed be renationalised. The profits alone would cover the cost of borrowing to carry out Labour's plan. Also check out who the CBI are and who they represent. They represent companies that run the utilities service. Of course they are going to put out scaremongering against nationalisation.

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15 Oct 2019, 16:53

It said clearly on the ballot paper to expect strike action on or around 20th Nov.

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15 Oct 2019, 17:08

The external mediation is still ongoing as I understand it although the union don't expect anything to happen as a result of it. I don't see Rico Black capitulating and backing down on any of his plans so it's almost definitely going to be a game of chicken. At the very least strike dates will have to be announced which would hopefully bring RM to the table to see reason. Will need to make it multiple days of strike action though.

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