Postal workers have overwhelmingly backed a deal with Royal Mail which gives them pay rises total 9.06 per cent over three years as well as legally binding job security commitments.
Over 94 per cent of CWU members who voted backed the deal. Last year, postal workers voted for strike action over the privatisation of Royal Mail which they saw as threatening job security.
Royal Mail has welcomed the vote. Chief executive Moya Greene said: This is the first critical step to provide long term stability and certainty for Royal Mail, our employees and our customers. Now the hard work starts. Working together we will create a strong foundation for the continued success of our business.
The company also highlighted the importance of the implementation of its modernisation and transformation programme across its operations.
Royal Mail is adapting its core network to accommodate an increasing number of parcels. This is one of the biggest transformation programmes in UK industry and it is changing every aspect of the way our people work. The Agreement emphasises that efficiency is a prerequisite for growth, it said in a statement.