Postal strike threat in run-up to Christmas
the mediation process – a last resort before any strike action can take place in the dispute over pensions, pay and jobs.
But it could be close to the festive season before this is completed and union officials warned that industrial action could still take place before then.
General Secretary Dave Ward said: “We walked into court with a massive 90 per cent yes vote [from a members’ ballot] for strike action. We walked out of court with a massive 90 per cent vote for strike action.”