Royal Mail industrial relations to come under the spotlight

A report
on industrial relations in the Royal Mail is due to be published today which
will make recommendations to try and reduce the number of days lost to strike
action.

Lord
Sawyer has been talking to postal workers and managers throughout the UK since being
called in two months ago and is set to outline proposals to try to improve
relations between workers and managers.

Around
62,000 days were lost through strikes by postal workers in the last financial
year most of which were unofficial.

Conflict
came to a head in May when a strike by postal workers at Watford over shift
patterns led to a series of wildcat strikes across the country.

Consignia
chief executive John Roberts has said that the organisation urgently needs to
resolve its industrial relations problems.

By
Ben Willmott

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