CWU hails breakthrough in postal dispute negotiations

royal mailThe threat of a damaging strike by Royal Mail workers appears to have receded with the Communications Workers Union (CWU) telling members it is increasingly confident that a deal can be struck.
In an update to its members, the CWU said further ground had been made during top secret negotiations with Royal Mail bosses.
The statement on the union’s website said: “Our confidence grows that we will reach a negotiator’s agreement which will address all of the issues we have campaigned on.”
CWU chiefs are set to provide an update to the union’s executive committee this week, before informing rank and file members.
Union members were set for a 48-hour strike from October 19 after voting massively in favour of industrial action in a long-running dispute over pensions, pay and jobs, triggering fears of a Christmas meltdown.
However, a High Court ruling blocked the planned walkout, forcing both parties back to the negotiating table. At the time, the DMA is urged them to settle their differences for the sake of the tens of thousands of businesses which rely on the postal service.

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