Royal Mail managers have voted to strike amid claims of job cuts and worsening terms and conditions.
Unite members backed walkouts by 86 per cent, with even stronger support of 89 per cent in Northern Ireland.
The union said that Royal Mail was planning to cut 542 front-line delivery managers’ jobs, alongside a redeployment programme that would worsen terms and conditions. The dispute involves about 2,400 managers across more than 1,000 delivery offices.
Unite will announce the strike dates in coming days.
Sharon Graham, the union’s general secretary, said: “Workers have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action.
“Make no mistake, Royal Mail is awash with cash. There is no need whatsoever to sack workers, drive down pay or pursue this ill thought-out redeployment programme.