Neither side backing down in Royal Mail row

There appears to be little prospect of a breakthrough in the ongoing dispute between the Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

31st October, 2009

There appears to be little prospect of a breakthrough in the ongoing dispute between the Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

With the Conservative Party announcing that it plans to privatise the entire postal service should it win the next general election, and the union threatening a first-ever Christmas strike, positions on both sides of the barricades are hardening.

During the summer, business secretary Lord Mandelson argued that adverse market conditions had forced...

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