Postal workers and a town councillor made an appearance at the Welshpool picket line in solidarity with striking Royal mail Staff.

On Tuesday, October 25, around a dozen Royal Mail Staff joined their striking colleagues across the country by participating in a picket line in front of Welshpool Post Office.

At least 115,000 of their co-workers estimated to be out on strike across the UK, according to the Communication Workers Union that represents Royal Mail staff.

Daniel Edwards, postman and Welshpool Communication Workers Union Rep, said: “This isn’t just about pay and conditions, it’s about the service to the public.

“Royal Mail want to go down to five days of universal deliveries, then it might be just three.

“Do we want this to be a public service or just another greedy corporation?


“The Royal Mail consider their customers to be corporate partners like Amazon, whereas we see our customers as the people we’re delivering to.

“Christmas is coming, so these issues need to be sorted.”

As well as postal workers, striking Royal Mail Staff in Welshpool were joined by Town Councillor David France.

He said: “I’m impressed by the commitment of the Welshpool posties, coming out on strike day after day even as the mornings get colder and darker.

“They deserve a fair deal, but I’m afraid the UK Government, now led by unelected PM Rishi Sunak, the richest man in Parliament, isn’t going to step in to help.

“That’s one of the reasons I’ll be joining dozens of unions and other organisations at midday on November 5 at Embankment, London, to say that Britain is Broken, and to demand better.”

Later that day, talks were expected to start between the Communication Workers Union and the Royal Mail.

These talks will be facilitated by the independent Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Should the talks break down, strikes are expected to occur over high demand times such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas period.

All this follows an announcement by the Royal Mail earlier this month, which revealed plans to axe 10,000 jobs, with the Royal Mail’s chief executive Simon Thompson staying.