More than 115,000 British postal workers are to go on strike for four days between late August and early September to demand “a dignified proper pay rise,” the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) said in a press release on Tuesday.
The CWU said workers would stay off the job on 26 and 31 August, and 8-9 September.
The union “demands that the Royal Mail Group start negotiations on a real wage increase for workers,” the CWU said. It denounced a 2% pay increase that management recently “imposed” on workers, describing it as too low in the current context of inflation.
However, the Royal Mail said in a statement that the CWU had rejected an offer of up to 5.5%, which, it said, was "the largest increase we have proposed in many years."
The United Kingdom is facing a spate of strikes due to price increases that affect the purchasing power of the British people.