The Daily Telegraph

More Royal Mail strike days in 2pc pay rise row


More strikes by Royal Mail workers have been announced in a worsening dispute over pay and conditions.

Members of the Communicat­ion Workers Union are walking out today and tomorrow, threatenin­g disruption to deliveries. It announced a further 48-hour stoppage on Sept 30 and Oct 1, saying its 115,000 members were angry at an “imposed” 2 per cent pay rise.

There will be picket lines outside delivery and sorting offices today, following strikes last week.

Royal Mail said: “We are now a parcels business. We must adapt old ways of working designed for letters to a world increasing­ly dominated by parcels – and act fast.”

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