- 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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[State, ZIP Code]
[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
After last night's failed negotiations, the union has decided to launch a strike that shall begin at 8:00 p.m. this evening. The union is demanding an increase in their monthly wages, together with medical and dental benefits. The union is also asking for additional bonuses that may come in the form of leaves with pay or fat holiday bonuses.
The only offer the management has made is a $2.00 per hour increase in laborer's wages. While the union finds this lacking, it is still open to further offers and agreements.
We look forward to concluding these issues immediately for production can get back underway.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Sample announcement letter about labor's strike.
Further things to consider when writing announcement letters to employees
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 Employees
Letters to employees are letters written to individuals who work for an organization or for another person. If you are an employer or manage a group of employees, the chances are that you will have to write to the employees at some point. It could be an introduction letter to introduce a new product or service to salespersons, a rejection letter to turn down an employee's request for a promotion, or a thank-you letter to thank an employee for his/her hard work. You could also write a termination letter to fire an employee for his/her poor performance. Whatever the reason for your writing, the letter must be formal and professional.
All letters to employees must be addressed with the proper names of the recipients. But if your message is intended for all employees in general, you can address your letter as "To all employees". State the purpose of the letter. Convey your message briefly but clearly, highlighting all the important details. If the issue that you are writing about requires further explanation, make sure to offer your explanation in a way that the recipient can easily understand. Wrap it up with a positive note or a call to action.