Post Office managers vote to strike over pay
POST Office managers are to take industrial action on Friday for the first time in 34 years in a dispute over pay.
The Unite union, which represents more than 900 managers in the Post Office, said its managers would be staging a 24 hour overtime ban and work to rule.
Unite said the vote for strike action comes after a 16 month failure of the company to reach a fair pay settlement with its members.
The union also warned that the management needed to ‘get its skates on’ and start negotiating in a positive fashion if it wished to avoid the possibility of any further industrial action.
Post Office workers are involved in a separate dispute over jobs and pay.
Brian Scott, Unite officer for the managers, said: “Our members in the Post Office have been waiting since June 2012 for an agreed pay review.
“The management has been dragging its feet for 16 months and it needs to get its skates on, if it wishes to avoid further action.
“The employer's earlier proposal has already been rejected by our members and we are asking our members to work to rule on Friday to demonstrate to the Post Office the strength of feeling on this issue.
“Unite members will not undertake any overtime and will refuse to work any additional hours or do work not proper to their role in the organisation.
“They will also refuse to travel outside of their working time, nor will they work in a location other than their normal place of employment.
“This is an important day for Unite members in the Post Office.
“They are keen to impress upon their employer their dissatisfaction with the failure to reach a pay agreement with the union and see this an opportunity to protest.
“No one wants to take this action but the intransigence of the employer makes this necessary.”
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