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Royal Mail workers are to hold two 48-hour strikes to coincide with the busiest online shopping days in a dispute over pay, jobs and conditions.

Communication Workers Union (CWU) at Royal Mail are to strike on 24 and 25 November, and again on 30 November and 1 December, the union announced last night.

The CWU is playing a dangerous game with its members’ jobs and the future of Royal Mail. We urge CWU to withdraw these strikes, for the good of our customers and our people.

“Posties are in the fight of their lives against the Uberisation of Royal Mail and the destruction of their conditions.

“But 115,000 of our members will not just accept this war on their livelihoods and their industry.

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