• From The BBC:

    Industrial action at the Royal Mail is set to escalate with strike action scheduled for three days next week, the BBC has learned.The strike action on 25, 27 and 28 July comes on top of Friday’s one-day walkout by 12,000 Royal Mail employees. The escalating action is in defence of workers who, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) say, are being unduly pressured by Royal Mail managers. The Royal Mail has accused the union of standing in the way of modernisation. ‘Illogical cuts’Union members in London and other selected regions are to down tools in the dispute over job cuts and working conditions. This could result in no deliveries of mail on Saturday 25 July, and no work at Royal Mail’s London distribution centres on 27 and 28 July, says BBC business correspondent Joe Lynam. The CWU has accused Royal Mail managers of trying to “break the union for good” and accused them of “illogical and arbitrary” job cuts. Deputy General Secretary of the CWU, Dave Ward, said his union recognised tha…

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