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Royal Mail union votes in favour of strike action

Royal Mail is facing its first national postal strike in a decade after staff voted overwhelmingly for action.
The dispute between workers and the firm is over job security and terms and conditions of employment.
More than 97% of votes by members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) backed a strike. Turnout was 76%.
Strike dates have yet to be announced, but the union could target the annual Black Friday retail sales event in late November and the Christmas post.
The CWU says an agreement reached with management last year to raise pay and reform pensions is not being honoured.
About 110,000 members of the union were balloted in the dispute.
Royal Mail says it has 51% by volume of the UK parcel market.
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