Tag: Communication Workers Union – CWU

Consignia Legal Threat

Postal group Consignia has been threatened with legal action after reports that deliveries to thousands of rural homes in Scotland have been cut back to save money. Media reports said that 2,284 rural homes in Scotland have stopped receiving deliveries on a Saturday.

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BRITISH POSTAL STRIKE AVERTED AS EMPLOYERS PROMISES NO INVOLUNTARY CUTS

The union representing postal workers called off a strike threat Friday after reaching an agreement with employers that job cuts would be through voluntary retirement only. The Communication Workers Union had threatened strikes in the new year after Consignia, the public company which runs the Post Office, said it intended to cut 30,000 jobs _ or 15 percent of the work force. “We are delighted that we have reached agreement so our members know that no one can put them out of a job. Any job losses will be dealt with through collective bargaining and on a voluntary basis,” said John Keggie, deputy general secretary of the union.

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Union anger as Consignia set to shed 30,000 post jobs

Leaders of Britain’s postal workers have threatened a national strike after the head of Consignia disclosed shock plans to axe up to 30,000 jobs over the next 18 months. Chief executive John Roberts revealed yesterday to a committee of MPs that tens of thousands of posts could be cut as the group moves to reduce costs in the face of increasing competition and huge losses.

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