Royal Mail has won an injunction preventing the first national postal strike in a decade because it could have disrupted voting in the general election and the run-up to Christmas.

Members of the Communication Workers Has Union had voted overwhelmingly for strike action last month.

Dave Ward, general secretary of the postal workers union, said that its members were “extremely angry and bitterly disappointed”, adding that the union would take legal advice on a possible appeal.

North Wales/North West divisional rep Ian Taylor also slated the company’s manufactured claims, insisting that the union’s ‘Vote Yes’ campaign had been “brilliant.”

Members would, he predicted, be “extremely angry” at the verdict of the Court, commenting: “from what I’ve heard so far, these sound like highly spurious reasons.

“I didn’t hear of one single complaint from my division – so that’s not one single complaint from about 20,000 members.”


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