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The last post: Mandelson says Royal Mail strike is 'suicidal act'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/10/2009

Martin Hickman

"Emergency talks will take place with postal workers today to avert a national strike that would halt deliveries of 75 million letters and parcels daily, cost tens of millions of pounds and accelerate the loss of corporate business that imperils the Royal Mail's long-term future.

"Unless a deal can be done in the next 24 hours, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) plans to call out all its 121,000 postal members at sorting and delivery offices in an escalating dispute over modernisation.

"A stoppage - which would halt deliveries to 28 million homes and pile pressure on retailers in the run-up to Christmas - could take place seven days later. There was speculation yesterday it could be called for 22 October."

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"The last post: Mandelson says Royal Mail strike is 'suicidal act'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 28/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-last-post-mandelson-says-royal-mail-strike-is-suicidal-act-