Postal workers reject strike call

Postal
workers have rejected the call to strike by narrowly rejecting industrial
action in a union ballot.

The
Communication Workers Union (CWU) revealed that its members had decided against
a walkout – by just 1,647 votes.

An
overwhelming yes vote had been expected but 50.9 per cent voted against any
action compared to 49.1 per cent who wanted to strike.

Around
94,400 workers voted in the ballot and the result will come as a major blow to
the CWU leadership.

By Ross Wigham

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