Richard Dykes, Royal Mail managing director, has warned that the offer on pay will be withdrawn if the action continues. The main stumbling block to a settlement is the Post Office's insistence on team-working which the union believes is simply a device to extract more work from employees without adequate compensation. Barrie ClementReuse content
Postal workers' leaders raised the stakes yesterday in their dispute with Royal Mail, when they called a second 24-hour strike to follow this Friday's day-long stoppage. The postal executive of the Communication Workers' Union rejected a call for moderation by Alan Johnson, the general secretary, and opted for another walkout, next Friday. The executive decided that talks this week had not yielded enough concessions from management.