London postal workers have voted overhwelmingly in favour of strikes, said their union, the CWU. The union said that its members voted 9 to 1 in favour of industrial action, though it’s hoped that all-out strikes can be avoided.
The dispute with Royal Mail is over jobs and conditions, with the union claiming “arbitrary” cuts are being made, while RM say that their changes are covered by an agreement signed with the CWU in 2007, and that the cuts are necessary to modernise the service.
CWU spokesman Martin Walsh said “strike action is a last resort for our members who can ill afford to lose wages”. Dates for industrial action will be set shortly.