Union warns of postal strikes next week

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has warned of mail misery starting on Thursday next week after talks to try and prevent a postal strike broke down. The CWU said today it had no choice but to announce strike action starting on Thursday when mail cen

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has warned of mail misery starting on Thursday next week after talks to try and prevent a postal strike broke down.

The CWU said today it had no choice but to announce strike action starting on Thursday when mail centre staff and network drivers, around 42,000 postal workers, will strike.

The following day another 78,000 delivery and collection staff nationwide will walk out.

Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, said: "We made a genuine offer to Royal Mail that would have given space for detailed discussions without a strike. Within two or three hours the company rejected it without even affording it proper consideration."


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Mr Ward added: "If Royal Mail is not prepared to reconsider our offer and negotiate around that offer, then we are strong, resolute and the strike will go ahead.

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