National strike could disrupt Royal Mail’s Christmas season

The UK’s Communications Workers Union will hold a vote later this month regarding the possibility of a full national postal strike at Royal Mail.

The union said if current ongoing talks with the universal postal service provider do not bring agreement by 20th September, ballot papers will go out to 125,000 Royal Mail workers seeking their votes.

It would be the first national strike ballot since 2009.The CWU is protesting the current “below-inflation” pay offer from Royal Mail – the offer is based on an 8.6% pay rise over three years – changes to the workers’ pension scheme and the impact of forthcoming privatisation on job security and staff terms and conditions.

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