Unions called in to help Consignia fight bullying culture

Unions
are to be consulted on how Consignia managers are trained in an attempt to
radically overhaul the company’s bullying culture.

Lord
Tom Sawyer, who conducted an 18-month investigation into industrial relations
at the Royal Mail, is due to announce later today that Consignia, the
Communications Workers’ Union and the Communication Managers Association will
set up three regional partnership boards.

Based
in London, the midlands and Scotland, the boards will, for the first time, give
union representatives a say on how managers are trained.

Earlier
this week Consignia admitted that racist managers were partly to blame for
Birmingham postman Jermaine Lee killing himself in 1998.

The
CWU claims that its harassment hotline has received more than 6,000 calls in
the past year.

By Paul Nelson

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