Sir – Your readers may have read about a potential strike at Royal Mail by the CWU.
Our postmen and women have the best pay and the best terms and conditions in our industry. There are just no grounds for a strike.
Some of our major rivals were established because of previous strikes. There is no point shooting ourselves in the foot.
On pay, we have made a very good offer. That follows a 10.8 per cent rise in the four years since privatisation. That compares favourably with the 6.4 per cent UK average over the same period.
Our pension proposal would be by far the best scheme in the industry – and one that benchmarks well to other large employers. We do need to change to a different type of defined benefit arrangement. That’s because, every year, it would cost us at least three times more than the cash we generate just to keep the existing pension open. No business could do that.
We want to work with our postmen and women to keep being the best delivery company in the UK. Rob Jenson Royal Mail Scotland Edinburgh