Royal Mail faces strike action

Royal Mail could be facing its first national strike in a decade after union talks tomorrow.

The Communication Workers Union rejected Royal Mail’s pay deal last week and is expected to recommend strike action to its 150,000 members when it meets tomorrow.

Tony McCarthy, Royal Mail’s head of personnel, met with the union’s deputy general secretary Dave Ward last Friday to negotiate pay increases.

Royal Mail proposed a 2.9% pay rise but increased it to 3.5% after union talks.

The CWU has already conducted a “consultative ballot” of members asking if they would support strike action.

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