Strike call ruled un­law­ful

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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