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Royal Mail union to ballot 100,000 workers on strike action

More than 100,000 Royal Mail staff are to be balloted for possible strike action in a dispute over job security and terms and conditions of employment.
Members of the Communication Workers Union will vote in late September, with the result due on 8 October.
The CWU says an agreement reached with management last year to raise pay and reform pensions is not being honoured.
Royal Mail said it was disappointed the union had chosen to ballot members "while discussions are ongoing".
The union said: "In setting this timetable we clearly believe that the business, in spite of their own media campaign, are not working within the spirit and intent of our national agreements and are following their own agenda."
It said this would have "long-term detrimental effects on our members' terms and conditions of employment, job security and the future of Royal Mail Group as a whole".
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