Postal Union Offers Deal To Avert Strike

(Reuters) – UNION LEADERS representing workers at Britain’s state-owned Royal Mail said today they had offered management a last-ditch deal to avert a national strike that would cripple deliveries across the country. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said it had written to the Royal Mail’s managing director asking him to show he is sincere about reaching an agreement.

‘If not, the CWU will have no option than to press ahead with issuing notice for strike action later this week,’ it said in a statement.

A CWU spokeswoman said that if the latest negotiation failed national strike dates will be announced on Thursday October 15.

She said the earliest a strike could take place would be October 22, as labour laws require unions to give seven days notice.

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