Royal Mail heads to court to head off Christmas walk-out
Postal services could be hit (pic: Terry Murden)
Royal Mail says it is making an application to the High Court for an interim order to injunct the CWU trade union over a threatened walk out at Christmas.
The union held a postal ballot of Royal Mail employees for industrial action but the company believes there are potential irregularities which would render it unlawful.
“The company is making this High Court application because the integrity and legal soundness of any electoral process is vital.
“This is particularly the case in relation to potential industrial action around the General Election on 12 December 2019.
“Royal Mail is also making this application because of the damage industrial action would do to the company and its customers in the run-up to Christmas”.
The company said it expects its application to be heard in the High Court next week.
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