Invergordon Royal Mail mutiny wins

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Excerpt from The Socialist newspaper, January 12, 2022

A Royal Mail depot, photo JB (Click to enlarge)

Members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) at Royal Mail’s delivery office in Invergordon, north of Inverness, are back at work after walking out to support a temporary worker whose contract was terminated, outside of the agreed industrial relations framework. The worker has now been reinstated with a full contract.

The CWU nationally flagged the possibility of a flashpoint on the issue just before Christmas, forcing Royal Mail management to return to UK-wide. However, local bosses continued the attack, forcing action from the postal workers. This action shows that the postal workers will continue to fight to defend their agreements and that the strike wins.

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