Postal strikes called off

POSTAL strikes have been called off by Royal Mail and Union bosses today after a meeting was held in an attempt to reach an agreement.A series of strikes, over pay and modernisation, have been taking place throughout the country, including Ipswich, since June 29.

POSTAL strikes have been called off by Royal Mail and Union bosses today after a meeting was held in an attempt to reach an agreement.

A series of strikes, over pay and modernisation, have been taking place throughout the country, including Ipswich, since June 29.

Bosses at the Royal Mail and members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have now pledged to keep talks confidential until September 4 when it is hoped an official agreement will be reached.

During this period, both parties have agreed not to take any form of industrial or executive action to alter the present situation at Royal Mail.


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CWU members are unhappy with a 2.5per cent pay offer and modernisation plans which could mean job losses.

The CWU says Royal Mail's plans to introduce later delivery but earlier collection times will hurt the service.

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Postal industry watchdog Postwatch claimed the dispute has caused many people to suffer after their post has been delayed and this week urged the two parties to resolve the matter immediately.

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