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UK-wide post strike looms.



Summary: The two sides in the postal dispute have clashed as 120,000 postal workers A postal worker is one who works for a post office, such as a mail carrier. In the U.S., postal workers are represented by the National Postal Mail Handlers Union - NPMHU and the American Postal Workers Union, part of the AFL-CIO.  start voting on whether to launch a national strike.

The two sides in the postal dispute have clashed as 120,000 workers start voting on whether to launch a national strike.

The Communication Workers Union Communication Workers Union may mean:
  • Communication Workers Union (UK)
  • Communication Workers Union (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Communication Workers of America
 (CWU CWU Central Washington University
CWU Communication Workers Union
CWU Communication Workers' Union (South Africa)
CWU Church Women United
CWU Crittenton Women's Union (Boston, MA)
CWU Complex Work Unit
) said the result of the ballot will be known early next month, threatening widespread disruption to mail deliveries.

The long-running row over jobs, pay and services has already sparked a series of walkouts across the country.

The union and the Royal Mail blame each other amid claims postmen and women are being put under "unbearable pressure" to implement changes.

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, deputy general secretary of the CWU says a "period of calm" was needed over the next six weeks to give the two sides time to discuss how the service should be modernised Adj. 1. modernised - brought up to date; "modernized methods"
modernized

progressive - favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools"
.

Royal Mail's managing director Mark Higson insists changes being made are in response to falling demand as people switch to other forms of communication such as email and text messages.

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Date:Sep 24, 2009
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