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Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Royal Mail PLC

Notice of Ballot for Industrial Action

RNS Number : 8539M
Royal Mail PLC
18 September 2019

Royal Mail plc

(Incorporated in England and Wales)

Company Number: 8680755

LSE Share Code: RMG


LEI: 213800TCZZU84G8Z2M70


Notice of ballot for industrial action


Royal Mail (RMG.L) confirms it has received formal notice from CWU that it intends to ballot its members for industrial action. Under the terms of the notice, all CWU members (other than those working in Royal Mail Property and Facilities Solutions) will be balloted. The earliest opening date of the ballot will be 24 September 2019.


A ballot result for industrial action does not necessarily mean there will be industrial action. No industrial action can be taken before the conclusion of our mediation period. We will continue to engage in the agreed dispute resolution processes set out in the Agenda for Growth.


We will be urging our colleagues to vote 'no' in the upcoming ballot. Industrial action - or the threat of it - undermines the trust of our customers. It makes it harder for Royal Mail to pay for the existing industry-leading terms and conditions it provides.


Royal Mail is committed to further talks as a matter of urgency. We believe there are no grounds for industrial action. We remain committed to open and constructive engagement with the CWU. We all want a successful and sustainable company that provides good quality jobs, fairness in workloads, and continues delivering a sustainable Universal Service.



Company Secretary

Mark Amsden

Phone: 020 7449 8289

Email: [email protected]  


Beth Longcroft

Phone: 07435 768 549

Email: [email protected]

Royal Mail press office out of hours: 020 3338 1007


Investor Relations
Catherine Nash
Phone: 020 7449 8183
[email protected] 


About Royal Mail plc

Royal Mail plc is the parent company of Royal Mail Group Limited, the leading provider of postal and delivery services in the UK and the UK's designated universal postal service provider. UK Parcels, International & Letters (UKPIL) comprises the company's UK and international parcels and letters delivery businesses operating under the "Royal Mail" and "Parcelforce Worldwide" brands. Through the Royal Mail Core Network, the company delivers a one-price-goes-anywhere service on a range of parcels and letters products. Royal Mail has the capability to deliver to more than 30 million addresses in the UK, six days a week (excluding UK public holidays). Parcelforce Worldwide operates a separate UK network which collects and delivers express parcels. Royal Mail also owns General Logistics Systems (GLS) which operates one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.


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