Postal Workers Balloting For Strike Action

cwu07:25 Wednesday 16th October 2013
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

PAUL STAINTON: It’s not been long, has it? A couple of days since people have got their shares in the Royal Mail and maybe made some money already as well, and sold them on, two or three hundred pounds – well now today we hear there are plans for a national strike by postal workers. It’s expected to be announced by the Communication Workers Union later today. The union’s been balloting over 100,000 post men and women who work for the recently privatised company (who) are seeking an improved pay offer, guarantees from the firm over pensions and working practices. Yuan Potts is here from our Business Unit. Yuan, morning.
YUAN POTTS: Good morning Paul.
PAUL STAINTON: Oh dear. So those people who’ve got shares now in the Royal Mail, they’ll be slightly perturbed won’t they? The share price might be going down all of a sudden.
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