Post office staff strike over pay and closures

Communication Workers Union says hundreds of jobs will be affected by plans to close or franchise 70 sitesThousands of staff in the country’s biggest post offices will go on strike on Friday in a row over jobs, pay and closures.Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) in around 370 so-called “crown” offices will walk out […]
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Royal Mail staff are trying to save the universal postal service | Roy Mayall

If private companies can pick the best bits of the network, the obligation to deliver to all is undermined. That’s why we’re considering actionAccording to a headline in Wednesday’s Daily Mail, postal workers are threatening “to ditch half of their deliveries in bid to protect Royal Mail from ‘unfair’ competition”. The Mail makes it clear […]
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Royal Mail workers may boycott delivery of rivals’ post

Communication Workers Union highlights threat to the UK’s universal postal servicePostal workers could refuse to deliver post sent via anyone other than Royal Mail as part of a campaign to highlight a threat to the UK’s universal service, union leaders have warned.The Communication Workers Union (CWU) raised the threat of a boycott because of “unfair” […]
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Royal Mail adds 1,000 jobs at Parcelforce in flotation move

‘Vast majority’ of jobs will be full-time, says Royal Mail, which is preparing to strengthen appeal to investorsThe Royal Mail is creating 1,000 jobs over the next four years through expansion of its Parcelforce business, as the group prepares to strengthen its appeal to investors ahead of a possible flotation in 2014.Parcelforce, which delivered 66m […]
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Postal workers’ union vows to step up resistance to Royal Mail privatisation

Process will be a ‘ripoff’ for consumers – as shown by 30% rise in price of stamps – CWU leader Billy Hayes tells membersThe postal workers’ trade union has vowed to step up its campaign against Royal Mail privatisation after warning that the process will be a “ripoff”.The Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents 140,000 […]
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Letters: Boris’s attack on the Irish is out of touch

Over the years a range of individuals and organisations have worked positively in London to tackle myths, ignorance and prejudice about the Irish community. Yet in this week’s New Statesman, Boris Johnson attacks a major, mainstream, Irish community event, the annual St Patrick’s Day dinner, as “lefty crap”, falsely claiming it was “£20,000 on a […]
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