Fran Choules

Blink and You'll Miss It

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The narrow vote against national strike action by postal workers came as a shock to many of us in the Communication Workers Union.

Royal Mail bosses, on the other hand, were jubilant. This strengthens their ability to ram through 30,000 redundancies with a staged productivity pay deal. The Financial Times summed it up like this: ’Royal Mail and the CWU were eyeball to eyeball, and 48,000 members of the CWU blinked.‘

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