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  1. July 5, 2010

    CWU cancels ballot for BT strike

    BT management hope to avoid a strike over pay after the Communication Workers Union on Monday felt compelled to cancel a...

  2. June 9, 2010

    BT hits turbulence

    After "Brutish Airways" - the Unite union's jibe against BA - what chance "Brutish Telecom"? In spite of the increasingly...

  1. June 9, 2010

    BT's hopes of averting strike receding

    BT's chances of avoiding the first national strike at the telecoms company for 23 years were receding last night after trade...

  2. June 8, 2010

    BT’s hopes recede of averting strike

    BT’s chances of avoiding the first national strike at the telecoms company for 23 years were receding on Tuesday night after...

  3. May 25, 2010

    Strike threat over Royal Mail plans

    The Communication Workers' Union yesterday threatened industrial action over the part-privatisation of Royal Mail as its...

  4. May 24, 2010

    Royal Mail

    Postman Pat is still angry. The crippling effect of the UK mail strike on the British economy last October has not been...

  5. April 28, 2010

    Royal Mail deal ends dispute

    Postal workers have voted by two to one to accept a deal on pay, hours and conditions that includes a three-year wage rise...

  6. March 30, 2010

    Awkward squad turns awkward

    They became known as the "awkward squad" - a new generation of leftwing union leaders elected between 2000 and 2003 to the...

  7. March 29, 2010

    Awkward squad turns awkward

    They became known as the “awkward squad” – a new generation of leftwing union leaders elected between 2000 and 2003 to the...

  8. March 9, 2010

    Royal Mail reaches pay deal with its workers

    Royal Mail lifted one of the biggest clouds over its future last night with a deal in which postal workers could receive pay...

  9. March 8, 2010

    Royal Mail reaches pay deal with workers

    Royal Mail lifted one of the biggest clouds over its future on Monday with a deal in which postal workers could receive pay...

  10. November 28, 2009

    Postal workers could strike again in weeks

    LONDON, November 28 - British postal workers could renege on an agreement to suspend strike action until after Christmas...

  11. November 7, 2009

    Royal Mail and union put own stamp on deal

    Royal Mail and the postal union offered starkly different interpretations yesterday of the interim agreement that has...

  12. November 6, 2009

    Royal Mail and union put diverse stamp on deal

    Royal Mail and the postal union on Friday offered starkly different interpretations of the interim agreement that has...

  13. November 6, 2009

    Mail strike called off until new year

    Postal strikes were called off last night until at least the new year, bringing relief to businesses and consumers in the...

  14. November 5, 2009

    Postal strikes off until new year

    Postal strikes were called off on Thursday night until at least the new year, bringing relief to businesses and consumers in...

  15. October 31, 2009

    Postal workers to hold two more strikes

    Postal union leaders have announced all-out strikes for next Friday and Monday even though peace talks with Royal Mail are...

  16. October 30, 2009

    More postal strikes called

    Postal union leaders have announced all-out strikes for next Friday and Monday even though peace talks with Royal Mail are...

  17. October 29, 2009

    Postal workers to strike after talks fail

    A new round of nationwide postal strikes will go ahead from today after three days of intensive negotiations failed to...

  18. October 28, 2009

    Postal workers to strike after talks fail

    A new round of nationwide postal strikes will go ahead from Thursday after three days of intensive negotiations failed to...

  19. October 28, 2009

    Unions near decision on post strike

    Union leaders will decide today whether to press ahead with three more days of national postal strikes starting tomorrow,...

  20. October 27, 2009

    Postal union prepares agency staff challenge

    Union leaders will decide on Wednesday whether to press ahead with three more days of national postal strikes starting on...

  21. October 27, 2009

    Royal Mail blames small militant core

    Talks aimed at heading off more national postal strikes will resume today, with the state-owned operator arguing that the...

  22. October 22, 2009

    Post union threatens further walk-outs

    The postal union said it would announce further strikes following the two-day national walk-out due to start today, as a...

  23. October 20, 2009

    Post union leader hits out at Mandelson

    Lord Mandelson came under intense fire from the main postal union on Wednesday night, after the business secretary attacked...

  24. October 20, 2009

    Mandelson condemns ‘self defeating’ strikes

    Contingency plans are being drawn up by government departments to circumvent threatened postal strikes, Peter Mandelson...

  25. October 18, 2009

    Time to deliver first class Mail

    For the Communication Workers Union to pursue a national Royal Mail strike is like turkeys not only voting for Christmas but...

  26. October 16, 2009

    Online advice on postal strike

    Business Link, the government-backed business advice service, has developed a website with practical tips and links to help...

  27. October 14, 2009

    Royal Mail strike

    A postal strike is closer than a boarding house scrape of butter, but in these times of public sector austerity the main...

  28. October 14, 2009

    Royal Mail wary of last-ditch union offer

    Postal workers are threatening national strikes from October 22 unless Royal Mail agrees to a last-ditch deal on jobs, pay...

  29. October 13, 2009

    Royal Mail faces prolonged agony

    Industrial militancy tends to be suppressed by recessions: in the first half of this year, days lost through strikes ran...

  30. October 13, 2009

    Royal Mail's rivals in demand before strike

    Companies were scrambling yesterday to find alternative operators to deliver their mail as the postal executive of the...

  31. October 13, 2009

    Modernisation vital, says operator

    Royal Mail sees new technology and flexible working practices as vital to its future, writes Brian Groom . The...

  32. October 13, 2009

    Royal Mail ‘disappointed’ by union offer

    Postal workers are threatening national strikes from October 22 unless Royal Mail agrees to a last-ditch deal on jobs, pay...

  33. October 10, 2009

    Royal Mail confronts strike threat

    Royal Mail is recruiting hundreds of temporary staff at special sorting centres in an effort to keep services going in the...

  34. October 9, 2009

    Royal Mail hires temporary staff

    Royal Mail is recruiting hundreds of temporary staff at special sorting centres in an effort to keep services going in the...

  35. September 17, 2009

    Tories say post strike ‘like death wish’

    Postal workers were behaving as if they had a “death wish”, the Conservative party said on Thursday, as 120,000 Royal Mail...

  36. September 16, 2009

    Absent friends

    It was Derek Simpson who uttered the dreaded words "Tory landslide" at this week's TUC conference in Liverpool. The...

  37. July 18, 2009

    Postal workers plan more strikes

    Royal Mail risks a permanent loss of business if the current wave of strikes continues, the postal operator warned as the...

  38. July 8, 2009

    Mandelson attacks post union's 'boycott'

    Lord Mandelson has lambasted the postal workers' union ahead of a three-day strike in London starting today, accusing it of...

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