Postal Strikes called off

November 5, 2009

The CWU has today announced that the postal strikes planned for Friday 6th November and Monday 9th November have been called off.

The CWU said: “CWU and Royal Mail have reached an interim agreement that was unanimously agreed by the union’s Postal Executive today. 

The interim agreement will provide a period of calm for the CWU and Royal Mail to reach a full and final agreement. The interim agreement guarantees that modernisation will be introduced with agreed job security and improved terms and conditions for postal workers. It also addresses all the issues included in the long running local disputes.  

The strike ballot remains in place. 

Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, said: “There needs to be exceptional efforts to improve trust and relationships between CWU and Royal Mail. As a result both TUC and ACAS will have a continuing role to keep the discussions and agreement on track.” 

The details of the agreement are embargoed until 12noon Friday 6th November 2009.

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