The leader of the CWU has said that postal strikes could escalate into a longer stoppage. On the first day of a three day national strike, Billy Hayes has said that there is “every prospect” industrial action will be increased:
We will be upping the dispute. We will not be scaling it down. There is every prospect that we will increase the action and we could be looking at longer strikes.
Three days’ of talks between unions and management at the TUC earlier this week failed to reach an agreement.