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CWU hits back as bosses threaten the nuclear option

Support us and go ad-free The dispute between the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Royal Mail has entered a bizarre parallel universe. The company has threatened that it might have to make itself bust if the CWU’s industrial action doesn’t stop, and a deal with the union isn’t reached. Predictably, …

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Royal Mail staff deliver warning on strike dates

The union representing about 115,000 postal workers at Royal Mail is threatening to announce new strike dates, raising renewed concerns about the future of the lossmaking British business. The Communication Workers Union is understood to be preparing to outline plans for industrial action next month, dealing a blow to hopes …

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Who killed Royal Mail? – New Statesman

Photo by Central Press/Getty Images Royal Mail is holding a board meeting today (29 March) that may seal its fate. Yesterday the company told the Communication Workers Union, which represents 115,000 postal workers, that it has 48 hours to accept a below-inflation pay offer and job cuts equivalent to 10,000 …

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Few positives in a second-class stock at Royal Mail owner IDS

Ask any one of the dwindling bulls on International Distributions Services what is the attraction of remaining invested in the beleaguered stock and they will point to GLS, the highly profitable international parcels delivery business. The trouble with unlocking any of that value? Royal Mail, the problem child that represents …

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Royal Mail workers are living in a 1970s dream world

After several sweeteners, the company has made a “best and final” pay rise offer of 9pc over 18 months, a proposal that the CWU has predictably rejected, on the basis that it represents “a devastating blow” to the livelihood of its 115,000 members. In reality, it is nothing of the …

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Royal Mail talks over pay on brink of collapse

Talks to resolve a long running row between Royal Mail workers over pay and conditions are close to collapse. © Getty Images Discussions are “precarious” and in their “last throes”, with the next 24-48 hours key to settling the dispute, a source close to the talks said. Load Error The …

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