Royal Mail workers have voted in favour of strike action that could threaten Christmas deliveries in a row over pensions.
The Communications Workers Union (CWU), which represents 110,000 postal staff, yesterday said 89% of voters had backed industrial action, sparked by concerns over pay, working hours and job security, as well as “attacks” on pension rights.
CWU general secretary Terry Pullinger said there had been a “breakdown in trust” between workers and Royal Mail management.
Royal Mail said there are no grounds for industrial action, and that it remains committed to finding a deal on pensions and pay.
In a statement, it said: “Industrial action is damaging for our business. It undermines the trust of our customers.”
The CWU is due to meet later this week to finalise strike dates.