Royal Mail staff will strike on 4 November after the Communication Workers Union's (CWU) ballot of around 115,000 members returned a 4-1 decision in favour of industrial action, it has been announced.
In the midst of controversy around its sell-off, the CWU, the main postal union, balloted around its members for industrial action on privatisation, pay and pensions, and maintaining the company's current universal service.
The expected yes vote on a 24-hour walkout will threaten disruption to deliveries in the run up to the busy Christmas period. The CWU has to give seven days notice for a strike, which would be the first national strike at Royal Mail for almost four years.
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