Newly-privatised Royal Mail faces the prospect of a national strike by more than 100,000 postal workers amid continuing controversy over the “scramble” to sell off the company.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has balloted around 115,000 of its members for industrial action over issues linked to the sell-off, including pay and pensions.
Officials are confident of a yes vote when the result is announced later today, which would threaten disruption to mail deliveries in the run up to the busy Christmas period.
Meanwhile Vince Cable has been asked to give fresh evidence to a committee of MPs over the privatisation amid continuing controversy over the “scramble” to sell off the company.
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