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News - 5 November 2009
Postal strikes called off.
Any further postal strikes have been called off to allow fresh talks to take place between Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union to find a solution to the conflict.
The general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Brendan Barber said the decision had been made to provide "a period of calm" in which the two sides could reach a long-term deal and added that Royal Mail deliveries would be "free of any disruption" over Christmas.
The dispute has been over the level of job losses the Royal Mail says are necessary as part of its modernisation plans. While the CWU accepts that some redundancies are required, the two sides disagree over their extent. They also disagree over changes to pay and working conditions for Royal Mail staff that remain in their jobs.
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