Mail strike in Burnham-On-Sea won't go ahead next week
week's planned 48-hour strike by postal workers in Burnham-On-Sea
and across the UK has been blocked after Royal Mail won a High Court
had been due to walk out from Thursday (October 19th) to protest
against pensions, wages and jobs, as we reported
strike would have been the first national walkout since Royal Mail
was privatised four years ago.
Royal Mail says that the
Communication Workers Union (CWU) is in breach of its contractual
obligation not to call for strike action until the external mediation
process, which began on October 5, is exhausted.
It claims that an injunction is appropriate to prevent the deliberate
inconveniencing of hundreds of thousands of people across the UK,
as well as commercial loss to the company.
The union maintains it has been attempting to find a solution to
the dispute for 18 months.
CWU had balloted 110,000 members, with 89.1 per cent supporting
strike action on a 73.7 per cent turnout.