Postal strikes cancelled

Jo has welcomed news that Royal Mail has called off its planned postal strikes until the New Year.

The Royal Mail strikes which were scheduled to take place last Friday and today were called off last after a temporary deal was agreed between Royal Mail and the Communication Workers’ Union. The Union agreed to postpone the strikes at least until the New Year whilst talks continue to resolve the wider dispute over job cuts, pay and working conditions.

Jo has condemned the postal strikes and the severe disruption caused by Royal Mail over recent months and believes they will only undermine the organisation and threaten the future of the universal postal service.

Commenting, Jo said:

“It will come as a huge relief to people all over East Dunbartonshire that Royal Mail workers have decided to postpone their strikes until after Christmas. The recent disruption to post has caused immense frustration amongst all levels of the community and it would be a terrible shame for people not to receive Christmas cards as a result of the disagreements. I hope a permanent solution will be sought over the next few weeks and the whole issue resolved as quickly as possible so that people’s lives can return to normal.”

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