The threat of a Christmas postal strike has been dropped after negotiators from Royal Mail and the Communications Workers Union reached a deal in principle on pay, legal protections, industrial stability and pensions.
Union members voted for a strike in October but following negotiations, the CWU agreed that there will be no disruption through industrial action during the ratification process of the proposed agreement, including the whole of the Christmas trading period.
The proposed agreement will now be considered by the executive of the union before being balloted on by the union’s membership. It also has be approved by the Royal Mail board.
No details of the deal are being released until it has been ratified by the union’s executive committee.