Union to escalate Royal Mail strikes.
Strikes by postal workers in a bitter row over pay and jobs are to
be escalated, it was announced last night. The Communication Workers
Union will today unveil a fresh programme of industrial action following
two nationwide walk-outs. The union's executive said it had decided
to escalate the level of strike action following the lack of progress
during recent talks with the Royal Mail. The union said that the dates
they would be looking at for strike action would be "selected in
order to maximum disruption to all Royal Mail services". A
spokesman for the Royal Mail said, "We are disappointed that the
CWU has again failed to understand the realities of the tough commercial
market in which [we] now operate."