Privatising the post: too much, too late

Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt details the turbulent history of government attempts to sell off the postal service and how consultants conspired to present public sector looting as sheer imperative.

In the Sorting Office - on the 2009 post strikes

A postman explains Royal mail's "modernisation" programme and how it affects workers and service delivery.

Post strikes suspended: this deal is no deal! Resume action!

Joe Thorne from the Commune examines the CWU's decision to call off postal workers industrial action in order for "negotiations" to occur, and calls for postal workers to take the struggle into their own hands.

Initial impressions: Royal Mail Strike

Reports coming in from picket lines suggest a solid response from postal workers, with near 100% turnout in Bromley By Bow and Nine Elms, London, few in at Bristol and similarly tiny numbers crossing lines at Middlesborough.

A letter from a postman on the 2009 strikes

A Royal Mail worker describes the background to the 2009 national strike vote, including details of how managers have been manipulating the figures to justify cuts.

In detail: national Royal Mail strike

As postal workers vote overwhelmingly for nationwide industrial action, two workers explain the causes of the dispute.

Postal strike: update on Scotland

Postal workers have ended unofficial strike action in Dundee as staff elsewhere in Scotland stage the latest in a series of official stoppages.

More strikes at Royal Mail over job cuts

Workers at Royal Mail have started strikes following a disagreement over cuts to jobs and services. The strikes will run on selected days between 17 and 24 August and have already begun in Coventry, London, Leamington Spa, Nottingham and Stoke-on-Trent and will continue across the UK.

Royal Mail staff strike

More than 12,000 postal workers are on strike as of Friday in a row over jobs, pay and services.

Postal workers stage unofficial walkouts in Dalkeith, Scotland

"Unofficial and unlawful" strike action was taken by postal workers at Dalkeith Delivery Office last week, according to Royal Mail.