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Royal Mail Wins Injunction Preventing Staff Strike

Royal Mail has won a high court injunction preventing next week’s 48-hour strike by postal workers.

Royal Mail stated that the CWU is in breach of its contractual obligation to not call for strike action until the external mediation process is exhausted. The strikes had originally been scheduled to begin at noon on October 19.

According to BBC reports, Mr Justice Supperstone, who granted the injunction said: “I consider the strike call to be unlawful and the defendant is obligated to withdraw its strike call until the external mediation process has been exhausted.”

73.7% of the CWU’s 110,000 members voted in the strike ballot, almost 90% of which voted in favour of the strikes.

The strike would have been the first since the privatisation of the Royal Mail four years ago.

What now?

It is important to remember that although the strikes have been prevented temporarily, there is no guarantee they will be stopped entirely. If you are considering releasing direct mailings in future we recommend planning for disruption accordingly.

If you need help planning a direct mail campaign give us a call on 0800 699 0501, we’d be happy to help.

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