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As rich snap up Royal Mail shares, post workers get ready for strikes

15 October 2013
The great Royal Mail robbery has begun, as bankers trade and deal shares for the postal service after centuries of public ownership.

The Great Post Robbery has begun as bankers snap up Royal Mail shares

11 October 2013
The great Royal Mail robbery began today, Friday, as trading began for the postal service after centuries of public ownership.

Posties reject the bribery behind Royal Mail sell-off

08 October 2013
Royal Mail is set to be sold off after centuries of public ownership. The privatisation begins on Tuesday of next week when this vital public service “floats” on the stock exchange.

Privatisation benefits fat cats, not workers

08 October 2013
Privatisation is not about empowering ordinary people. It is simply about allowing the market into areas it has been excluded from

Vote to strike against rotten Royal Mail privatisation plan

24 September 2013
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is balloting its members for the first national strike in the post for four years. The ballot runs from 27 September to 16 October.

As Tories attack Royal Mail - the truth about privatisation

17 September 2013
The bosses claim that privatisation can help workers and ordinary people.

Six weeks to stop Tories selling off Royal Mail

17 September 2013
Workers are preparing for ‘the fight of their lives’ over privatisation, say Julie Sherry and Annette Mackin

Post workers vote to walkout in Oxford, but Bridgwater action off

10 September 2013
Workers at Oxford East Delivery Office have voted by over 75 percent to strike after two post workers were sacked. Bosses claimed they “wilfully delayed mail”.

Mass meeting of post workers to decide where next in Weston-Super-Mare dispute

27 August 2013
A mass meeting of postal workers and union officials was set to be held outside the Weston-Super-Mare mail centre on Thursday 29 August.

Furious postal workers strike in Coventry

27 August 2013
Post workers struck for one day at Coventry North delivery office on Tuesday of this week. 

Post Office workers strike against cuts

27 August 2013
Some 4,000 Crown Post Office (CPO) workers struck for two days over the bank holiday weekend last week against office closures, job cuts and pay freezes.

Portsmouth processing centre to take part in consultative ballot as 380 jobs are threatened

20 August 2013
Workers at Portsmouth processing centre are voting in a consultative ballot over plans to close it with the loss of 380 jobs.

Crown Post Offices to strike over bank holiday weekend

20 August 2013
Some 4,000 workers in 373 Crown Post Offices (CPOs) are set to strike across the country for two days over the bank holiday weekend.

Bridgwater post workers are in it for the long haul

13 August 2013
Some 110 post workers in Bridgwater delivery office, Somerset, have struck for two more days in their continuing dispute. This takes the total to seven.

Parcelforce workers reject Royal Mail privatisation

08 August 2013
Around 3,500 Parcelforce workers have voted overwhelmingly to reject the privatisation of Royal Mail in a consultative ballot.

Post workers could strike over pay, pensions and privatisation

06 August 2013
Reps at a national policy forum of the CWU postal workers’ union unanimously voted to resist the attacks on Royal Mail—including with a national strike ballot, reports Annette Mackin

Top Royal Mail bosses grab £3.7 million in pay and perks

06 August 2013
Royal Mail boss Moya Greene has handed back a £120,000 housing perk.

Bridgwater post dispute shows local anger can feed national strike vote

06 August 2013
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, are set to call up to ten more strike days in their dispute. 

Post workers' CWU union announces national strike ballot to stop Royal Mail selloff

01 August 2013
Some 500 postal reps in the CWU union voted unanimously today, Thursday, to hold a national strike ballot over privatisation and pensions.

Get ready for action to beat post privatisation

30 July 2013
What sort of action is needed to defend postal workers from management and government attacks?

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