Post union’s bosses meet over strikes
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.”