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The Socialist 12 January 2022 |
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Invergordon Royal Mail mutiny wins
A Royal Mail depot, photo JB (Click to enlarge)
Communication Workers' Union (CWU) members in the Royal Mail delivery office in Invergordon, north of Inverness are back in work after walking out in support of a temporary worker who had his contract terminated, outside of the agreed industrial relations framework. The worker has now been reinstated on a proper contract.
The CWU nationally flagged up the possibility of a flashpoint over this issue just before Christmas, forcing Royal Mail management back on a UK-wide basis. However, the local bosses have continued the attack, forcing the posties' action. This action shows that posties will continue to fight to defend their agreements and that strike action wins.