Time for a proper wage increase and better terms and conditions.
They dont tell you about the strings attached to their offer.Sunday working no longer being voluntary.A reduction of sick leave and a review of all allowances and supplements.A two-tier workforce, with new starters on inferior pay and conditions.Annualised hours,working when they want you to.It’s the attack on hard won terms and conditions from way back that’s galling! Btw it’s not just the posties , the lower rank managers have also been shafted big style as well. They have turned on the workforce !
Let me guess.....your allright ?I'm in the CWU, telecoms industry, we had an 'across the board' pay rise of £1500 which is about 3% for us. Now as we all know inflation is well above that but its still £100 per month in my sky rocket, but we've just had a ballot whether to strike for a higher pay increase.
I look at the government's statements that public sector workers will have to continue austerity to avoid exacerbating inflation and try and square that with the fact that, under present rules, I will possibly get around 10% pay rise next year to match inflation as a pensioner.
I cannot in all honesty criticise the rail workers for wanting much better pay rises than offered so far by the employers, or public sector workers, many of whom have had real term pay decreases over recent years.