Postal strikes in first fortnight of November called off

Royal Mail has announced that planned strikes by its workers in November have been called off, following a challenge by the company on the Communication Workers Union (CWU). The strikes, which would have affected those who collect, sort, distribute and deliver letters and parcels throughout the UK were due to go ahead on Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th, Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November. Action will resume on Saturday, 12 November.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said:

"The CWU has withdrawn strike action following Royal Mail writing to CWU to highlight numerous material concerns with the formal notification of planned rolling strike action."

There are talks planned between the Royal Mail and CWU at Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) on Monday, 31 October.

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Royal Mail strikes called off

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