The CWU’s Pay and Four Pillars Campaign has successfully united the membership and galvanized the Union around our progressive agenda aimed at delivering decent employment, standard of living and retirement security.
On Thursday 19th December 2017, the Postal Executive received a comprehensive report from the CWU’s negotiating team updating them on the status of the talks. An Executive summary of the latest position has been provided to our Senior Field Officials and will be circulated to Branches in due course. In addition, the Deputy General Secretary (Postal) has produced a new video providing a further progress report on the latest talks with the business which can be viewed on our Facebook page.
Further talks with the business have continued this week and will resume straight after the New Year to try to secure a settlement. While the tremendous ballot result has clearly shifted the employer’s position over recent weeks, we have made it clear that talks can’t continue indefinitely and we must look to conclude a final agreement early in 2018 that delivers the best possible deal for members.
The next Postal Executive is scheduled for Tuesday 9 th January 2018 where the Executive will receive a report on the talks early in the New Year, decide whether enough progress has been made and determine whether we serve notice for Industrial Action.
Finally, as this is the last Bulletin of 2017, the Postal Department would like to sincerely thank all our Officers, Representatives and members for all their hard work and the support they have shown the Union to date and wish all our members and their families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
THIS DISPUTE IS FAR FROM OVER, WE WILL CONTINUE CAMPAIGNING
KEEP VOICING YOUR SUPPORT AND WE WILL WIN.