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  1. September 25, 2013

    Labour leadership rejects Royal Mail renationalisation calls

    The Labour leadership has rebuffed union-inspired votes by its annual conference to renationalise Royal Mail and the...

  2. July 26, 2013

    Decision looms on Royal Mail strike

    Postal workers’ leaders are to decide next week whether to hold a national strike ballot to protect jobs and pay as the...

  1. April 11, 2013

    Midnight Express, Coliseum, London – review

    Given all the hoo-hah attendant upon Sergey Polunin and Igor Zelensky quitting Peter Schaufuss’s staging of Midnight Express...

  2. December 30, 2012

    How do you top 2012?

    A fter the Olympic party of 2012, will 2013 be the year of the Olympic hangover? In the wake of four years of build-up, and...

  3. December 16, 2012

    Staff to own 10% of privatised Royal Mail

    The coalition is pressing ahead with plans for Royal Mail’s 150,000 staff to own at least 10 per cent of the business as it...

  4. June 14, 2011

    Backbone of the UK mail service

    From Mr Billy Hayes. Sir, Jonathan Guthrie made some alarming and misleading remarks in his musings over the future of Royal...

  5. Westminster Blog

    March 11, 2011

    Alan Johnson says union opposition to AV is "depressing"

    I revealed in yesterday’s FT that five unions* have lined up against AV with only one union figure – Billy Hayes of the CWU...

  6. March 9, 2011

    Unions campaign against vote reform

    At least five trade unions are to send out anti-alternative vote leaflets to their members as they form an unlikely alliance...

  7. December 27, 2010

    Postal union to fight Royal Mail sell-off

    The postal workers’ leader has refused to rule out ind­ustrial action to stop Royal Mail privatisation, saying his union’s...

  8. Westminster Blog

    December 19, 2010

    David Cameron meeting union leaders in Downing Street on Monday

    I revealed back in August that David Cameron wanted to invite Britain’s union leaders for a meeting, a surprising overture...

  9. September 22, 2010

    Royal Mail employees to be offered shares

    At least 10 per cent of Royal Mail shares will be reserved for employees when the postal operator is privatised, Vince Cable...

  10. Westminster Blog

    July 15, 2010

    Newsflash: Ed Balls gets CWU backing

    I can’t claim this one is a scoop: press release just in from the Communication Workers Union. Relief in the Balls camp no...

  11. 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...

  12. May 22, 2010

    Con-Libs yet to agree on Royal Mail sale details

    Plans to part-privatise Royal Mail will be included in the Queen's Speech on Tuesday, despite ministers having yet to agree...

  13. May 21, 2010

    Con-Libs yet to agree Royal Mail sale details

    Plans to part-privatise Royal Mail will be included in the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday, despite ministers having yet to agree...

  14. May 21, 2010

    Royal Mail profits increase 26%

    Royal Mail increased its operating profit by 26 per cent in the past financial year but still faced "huge challenges", it...

  15. May 20, 2010

    Royal Mail eyes capital boost as profits rise

    Royal Mail increased its operating profit by 26 per cent in the past financial year, it announced on Thursday, as the...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. October 30, 2009

    Royal Mail peace talks resume

    Royal Mail peace talks got under way again last night in spite of union leaders' threats of longer strikes. The...

  20. October 30, 2009

    Move to revive Royal Mail talks

    Efforts were under way last night to get Royal Mail peace talks back on track as union leaders threatened longer strikes....

  21. October 29, 2009

    Postal union threatens to escalate dispute

    The postal workers’ union warned of longer strikes on Thursday as three days of national walk-outs began. The industrial...

  22. October 26, 2009

    Mail dispute descends into bitter row

    The head of Royal Mail yesterday told union leaders to "shut up" and return to work, amid a bitter exchange of words on the...

  23. October 25, 2009

    Post chief lashes out ahead of peace talks

    The head of Royal Mail told union leaders on Sunday to “shut up” and return to work, amid a bitter exchange of words on the...

  24. October 24, 2009

    Mandelson adopts softer tone in search for unity

    Peter Mandelson appeared to adopt a more conciliatory tone on the postal strike yesterday, as the government sought to...

  25. October 23, 2009

    Mandelson softens mail strike tone

    Peter Mandelson appeared to adopt a more conciliatory tone on the postal strike on Friday, as the government sought to...

  26. October 21, 2009

    Postal union's leader hits out at Mandelson

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

  27. 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...

  28. October 19, 2009

    Hiring temps will 'inflame' row, says union

    Royal Mail will only "inflame" the bitter industrial dispute with its workforce by employing 30,000 temporary staff, union...

  29. October 18, 2009

    Hiring temps will ‘inflame’ row, says union

    Royal Mail will only “inflame” the bitter industrial dispute with its workforce by employing 30,000 temporary staff, union...

  30. October 17, 2009

    Union leader says public support will ensure conciliation

    Even ahead of a national strike at Royal Mail, Billy Hayes has not lost his sense of irony. Asked why postal workers have...

  31. October 17, 2009

    Union leader says public support will ensure conciliation

    Even before a national strike at Royal Mail, Billy Hayes has not lost his sense of irony. Asked why postal workers have...

  32. October 16, 2009

    Public support ‘will ensure conciliation’

    Even ahead of a national strike at Royal Mail, Billy Hayes has not lost his sense of irony. Asked why postal workers have...

  33. August 18, 2009

    Postal union told to wake up over walkouts

    Lord Mandelson called on the postal union on Tuesday to “wake up” and halt the decline of Royal Mail after union leaders...

  34. June 9, 2009

    CWU warning

    The Communication Workers Union warned yesterday it would ballot members on disaffiliating from Labour by the next general...

  35. June 9, 2009

    CWU warns Labour on Royal Mail sell-off plan

    The Communication Workers Union warned on Monday that it would ballot members on disaffiliating from Labour by the next...

  36. December 16, 2008

    Ministers to clear way for Royal Mail part-privatisation

    The government will today pave the way for part-privatisation of Royal Mail, as it publishes a report warning of the...

  37. May 24, 2008

    Mail bosses defend 'obscene' bonus payouts

    Royal Mail has defended payments to top executives after the annual report revealed that Adam Crozier, chief executive,...

  38. May 23, 2008

    Mail bosses defend ‘obscene’ bonus payouts

    Royal Mail has defended payments to top executives after the annual report revealed that Adam Crozier, chief executive,...

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