Threat to Christmas post lifted

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The threat to Christmas mail receded when leaders of 130,000 postal workers agreed a deal with management to end their long-running dispute over working practices.

Alan Johnson, joint general secretary of the Communication Workers' Union, said he was confident his members would accept the formula in a ballot over the next few weeks.

Management has dropped its insistence on "team-working", the main bone of contention. Barrie Clement