- A serious note on the demands, grievances and conditions during a strike is made in this letter. The letter should reflect your consent to resolve, understand and work with the organization. It should address the organization directly with an attitude that makes complete sense.
- Announce the date of commencement and the reason for the strike.
- Mention the demands of the employees that will get them back to work.
- Explain that resolving the issues is the prime concern. A strike would be the last resort for employees.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Due to the unwillingness of the management to give us the medical and dental benefits which we deserve, we have no choice but to organize a strike that will begin at exactly 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8. We stand by our decision to be on strike until such a time that our demands will be met.
We firmly believe that our cause is truly important one, and us as employees need to know that the company looks out for and cares about the well-being of its employees. We hope that this dispute is cleared up soon so that we may begin working even more efficiently for the company once more.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Sample letter announcing the labor's imminent strike.
Further things to consider when writing announcement letters to colleagues
Announcement letters are letters that notify or give information about a certain occasion, special event, or occurrence that people are required to be aware of. They could be for a concert, a special sale, or even a graduation party. Announcement letters are usually informal and state clearly and concisely what the event/occasion is and what further actions the recipient should take. Announcement letters can be used in many personal and business situations. In personal situations these letters may be used, for instance, to announce a birthday, death, wedding, or graduation. In the business world, such letters may be used to announce a new policy, change in management, financial summaries for investors, grand sale, or actions against a customer due to nonpayment.
Announcement letters should be written in a straightforward manner stating all the necessary facts. Clearly state why you feel the occasion is important. If you are delivering bad news, be optimistic for the future. Bold and highlight the points that need focus so that the content is clear to the reader. Add any information which you think your reader might want to know and do not miss out any important detail. End the letter on a positive note.
Letters to Colleagues
Letters to colleagues are, simply, letters written to coworkers. These letters are written in a business or professional setting for different purposes. Maybe you want to thank a coworker for doing you a favor - write a thank-you letter. You want to congratulate him/her for a promotion - write a congratulation letter. Perhaps you want to apologize for doing something wrong - write an apology letter, or may be you have found a new job, and it's time to say goodbye - write a farewell letter. Although some colleagues may find writing letters a tedious process, it is a great way to maintain a strong working relationship.
Most letters to colleagues are informal. You really don't need to use all that formal jargon to people you know pretty well ? do you? Begin your letter with a warm and friendly salutation and the proper name of the recipient. Clearly state the purpose of your letter. Be specific and know exactly what you are talking about. Use clear language which the recipient can easily understand. Maintain a friendly and pleasant tone. Close the letter positively and with a note of anticipation that the recipient will take the necessary action.