Royal Mail made a profit of £758 million last year while workers were only offered a 2% pay rise, which equals a real-term pay cut. The revised offer of up to 5.5% would see current employee benefits taken away, also resulting in a real-term pay cut as well as worse conditions for staff.
On the 8th September, I joined Royal Mail workers on the picket line in Pontypridd to express my solidarity with all members who are striking. Our amazing postal workers work all year in every weather delivering an essential service to our communities. They deserve to be treated with respect and paid a fair wage.