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Thursday, June 07, 2007

British Postal Workers Vote To Strike Over Pay

Postal workers in the CWU union have voted to strike over the Royal Mail's 2.5% pay offer. The vote was quite strongly in favour of taking action, 77% in favour of action on a 67% turnout. Socialist Worker report.

Quote :

Outgoing chair of the CWU postal executive Pat O'Hara condemned Royal Mail boss Allan Leighton for saying that the envisaged strike would be "bloody" and comparing it to the miners' strike of 1984-5.

O'Hara said that such comments would be unacceptable from any government – but were particularly outrageous from a Labour government.

The potential now exists for combined strikes between postal and other workers against Gordon Brown's imposition of pay limits on public sector workers. His below inflation wage freeze means an effective cut in wages for millions across Britain.

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