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Oct 16: CWU calls for Acas strike talks

Billy Hayes, general secretary of the Communication Workers Union, speaks to Brian Groom, FT business and employment editor, about proposed strike action at the Royal Mail. Mr Hayes calls on Lord Mandelson to take the state-owned postal operator to conciliation service Acas for talks with the CWU, and says his union doesn't want strikes and disruption, but flexibility and negotiated change with the consent of the workforce.