Post union’s bosses meet over strikes

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POSTAL work­ers’ lead­ers will join a spe­cial two­day con­fer­ence to­day to de­cide whether to hold a national strike bal­lot over is­sues linked to Royal Mail pri­vati­sa­tion.

Around 500 reps of the Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Work­ers Union will also de­bate al­ter­na­tives to Govern­ment sell-off plans.

The meet­ing, in Lon­don, will de­cide whether to press ahead with a strike bal­lot of 115,000 Royal Mail work­ers later this year.

The union’s gen­eral sec­re­tary, Billy Hayes, said: “UK postal ser­vices are fac­ing un­prece­dented change and threats. We will al­ways em­brace in­no­va­tion and changes in the in­dus­try, but only on terms which main­tain de­cent jobs and pro­tect ser­vices.”

His deputy Dave Ward added: “We want to se­cure the best pos­si­ble pro­tec­tions for our mem­bers’ jobs.”

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