Celebrate decent jobs on National Postal Workers Day

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) will be calling on the nation to celebrate dedicated postmen and women on National Postal Workers Day today (Wednesday) – the busiest day of the year for postal workers.

This year’s National Postal Workers Day falls in the TUC’s Decent Jobs Week and will highlight the difference in pay and terms and conditions across the postal sector.

CWU, who represent more than 200,000 workers in post, telecoms, mobile and financial services, is working with the TUC during Decent Jobs Week to raise awareness about Britain’s jobs’ crisis and the increased casualisation of employment.

Wednesday 17th December marks the third-ever National Postal Workers Day, when the whole nation celebrates the hard work and dedication of hundreds of thousands of women and men who collect, sort and deliver letters, parcels and packets for everyone.

Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, said: “Today is a chance to show your appreciation for the hard work your postmen or women puts in throughout the year. There is a huge gap in the pay and terms and conditions between Royal Mail and its competitors in the postal sector but if we want to attract people to the job in the future then we have to ensure there are decent jobs for them to do.

“All postal workers, whichever company they work for, should be paid a decent wage with good terms and conditions. We are extremely proud of our ground-breaking deal with Royal Mail and competitors to the company should see the benefit in rewarding staff properly instead of overseeing a race to the bottom for employment standards in the postal industry.”