Oct 5, 2017

Royal Mail will use ‘all legal options’ to fight 48-hour strike

Royal Mail has threatened to use "All legal options" to prevent the first nationwide strike since its privatisation, after a trade union served notice for a two-day walkout later this month. Royal Mail said it would take legal action - including applying for a High Court injunction to prevent industrial action. "There are no grounds for industrial action. We want to reach agreement," said Royal Mail. Almost 90 per cent of the union's members at Royal Mail who took part in a ballot voted in favour of industrial action, on turnout close to three-quarters, the union announced this week. Royal Mail insists its defined benefit pension scheme, which has 90,000 members and guarantees a level of income in retirement, has become "Unaffordable".

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