In­junc­tion stops Royal Mail strike

Western Mail - - 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 set to walk out from Oc­to­ber 19 after vot­ing mas­sively in favour of in­dus­trial ac­tion in a long-run­ning row over pen­sions, pay and jobs

The strike would have been the first na­tional walk­out 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 at Lon­don’s High Court. He said: “I con­sider the strike call to be un­law­ful.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.