12th May 2023
TO: ALL POSTAL BRANCHES
RESIGNATION OF ROYAL MAIL GROUP CEO SIMON THOMPSON
You would have heard the announcement earlier today that Royal Mail Group CEO Simon Thompson has resigned from his position. The CWU welcomes this development as will our members and representatives.
Simon Thompson is one of the key individuals responsible for the financial crisis that Royal Mail Group has created over the course of the last year.
The CEO was also one of the key people responsible for the appalling mantra of ‘It’s our business to run’ that saw the employer openly attack its own workforce on a relentless basis, including developing a culture of imposition which has now created quality of service and USO failures on a scale which threatens the future of the company.
However, we recognise that the CEO was only one of the senior leadership team responsible for the unacceptable actions and behaviours of managers across the UK throughout this dispute. Further change in Royal Mail Group’s leadership team is vital.
It is important that the next Royal Mail Group CEO is somebody who understands the only way to turn around the fortunes of the company is by taking the workforce with them.
Dave Ward General Secretary
Andy Furey A/Deputy General Secretary (Postal)