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High Court Judge rules in favour of Royal Mail to stop workers striking at Christmas

Bad day for the union CWU as a judge blocks Royal Mail staff from striking just before the General Election and at Christmas.

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The union held a ballot for strike action which 110,000 posties around the country voted to take strike action over terms and conditions.

Royal Mail said the High Court rules against the union as the postal ballot for Royal Mail employees for industrial action was unlawful.

The firm has said they tried to reach resolution outside of the courts and will continue to do so even after the result at the high court.

A spokesperson for Royal Mail said:

“We are still ready to engage with the CWU. If the union agrees to remove the threat of strike action until the rest of 2019, we will kickstart discussions without preconditions. We feel a commitment to remove the threat of strike action during any general election is vital.

“It’s business as usual at Royal Mail for all services. Be assured that we continue to accept, process and deliver as normal. “

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It seems the CWU (Communications Workers Union) on Twitter said:

“The High Court ruled against us, genuinely this is an utter outrage, 110,000 workers vs the establishment.”

 

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