Approximately 5,000 Royal Mail managers will vote the possibility to strike over a new salary agreement. A favourable decision would affect 27 million homes.
The Unite trade union announced that the managers do not find the 1,3% pay raise acceptable. The lack of response from the Royal Mail is a sign that the issue is not taken seriously enough.
Though the pay offer was rejected by 95% of the Unite members, the management does not seem willing to negotiate. Another major problem concerns the cost-cutting announced by the company.
Managers who are members of the Unite received ballot papers today. They can vote until 21 April.
The Royal Mail currently has more than 148,000 employees in the United Kingdom. Such a strike would affect approximately 33% of its workforce.