Strike call ruled unlawful
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 to walk out from October 19 after voting in favour of industrial action in a long-running row over pensions, pay and jobs.
It would have been the first national strike since Royal Mail was privatised four years ago.
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.
Mr Justice Supperstone granted the order yesterday after a hearing at London’s High Court.