Aug 22, 2019

Royal Mail union to launch strike ballot for 100,000 postal workers

Royal Mail's main trade union is to ballot more than 100,000 postal workers over possible strike action after accusing the company of breaching the "Spirit and intent" of a labour agreement. The move marks a dramatic deterioration of industrial relations at Britain's privatised postal service, which averted nationwide walkouts last year in a conflict sparked by the planned closure of a retirement fund. A ballot of CWU members is scheduled to open on 24 September, with the result due on 8 October. Royal Mail is one of the UK's largest private sector employers but still has a duty to deliver mail six days a week anywhere in the country at the same price. Royal Mail was not immediately available for comment.

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