Royal Mail wins high court battle to stop postal strike

The vote to strike won by 97%, with a 76% turnout, but the judge ruled there were ‘irregularities’ in the process

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Workers at the Hornsey Road sorting office in North London listen to a representative of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on September 10, 2019 in London,
Workers at the Royal Mail Hornsey Road sorting office in North London listen to a representative of the Communication Workers Union (CWU)
(Image credit: 2019 Guy Smallman)

The Royal Mail has won a High Court battle to block what would have been the first national postal strike in a decade.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU), who called the Christmas strike, condemned the injunction as an “utter outrage”.

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