Royal Mail postal workers to vote in strike ballot

According to BBC News, Royal Mail workers are to vote on whether to strike over pay and other issues linked to privatisation plans.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said that a vote over future pay, and other aspects of the proposed sell-off, could lead to a strike by 10 October.

This will be the first such ballot for Royal Mail workers since 2009.

Royal Mail said it was “very disappointed” by the move, and the Department for Business said industrial action was “not necessary”.

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