Royal Mail posties set to strike at Christmas over conditions, pay and alleged bullying

Royal Mail posties set to strike at Christmas over conditions, pay and alleged bullying

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POSTIES are set to bring havoc to Christmas with a strike in a dispute over conditions, pay and bullying.

The result of a ballot of 110,000 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is due on Tuesday.

Posties are set to bring havoc to Christmas with a strike in a dispute over conditions, pay and bullying
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Royal Mail staff are expected to agree to walk out either over Christmas, during the Black Friday sales at the end of November or both.

It would be the latest blow for the formerly state-owned giant which is struggling to compete with the likes of Hermes and -.

Union bosses fear the 503-year-old company is trying to scrap rules which means it must deliver to every address in the UK six days a week for a set price.


They say dropping to a five-day week would cost 20,000 jobs but the company denies any plan to do so, The Sunday Times reports.

An attempt to save money by issuing 70,000 scanners to workers in 2015 was also met with anger by the union who were concerned about the devices’ ability to track staff.

General secretary of the CWU David Ward said: “We are confident our members will deliver a massive ‘yes’ vote. They know this is the fight of our lives — to defend their jobs but also the service they provide.”


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