Royal Mail wins strike injunction
THE Royal Mail has won an injunction preventing next week’s 48-hour strike by postal workers.
Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) were set to walk out from October 19 after voting massively in favour of industrial action in a long-running row over pensions, pay and jobs
Royal Mail says that CWU is in breach of its contractual obligation not to call for strike action until the external mediation process, which began on October 5, is exhausted.
It claims an injunction is appropriate to prevent the deliberate inconveniencing of hundreds of thousands of people across the UK, and commercial loss to the company.
The union maintains it has been attempting to find a solution to the dispute for 18 months.
Mr Justice Supperstone granted the order yesterday after a hearing at London’s High Court.