London postal workers strike set for Friday, other regions to be balloted

Postal workers gather during an unofficial strike.

Royal Mail is braced for further industrial unrest, with unions expected to ballot more regions for strike action as early as this week. It follows the vote last week by postal workers in London to stage a 24-hour walkout this Friday.

Postal workers in Lincoln stage wildcat strike

Postal services in Lincoln have been disrupted for the third day running as postal workers continue to stage a wildcat strike over the introduction of van-sharing.

Christmas strikes could hit Royal Mail

Workers in Coventry, Crewe, Liverpool, Stockport, Bolton and Oxford are threatening 24-hour strike action on Friday over the proposed merger of some depots. The Communication Workers Union says 500 jobs could be lost and has challenged Royal Mail to negotiate.

Pay: what went wrong in 2007?

Libcom's analysis of what went wrong with the industrial disputes over the rising cost of living in 2007, and how to do things better in 2008.

Manx Telecom workers to strike this Friday

Non-management staff at Manx telecom are to strike over pay on Friday.

Strike threat resurfaces at Royal Mail

Hot on the heels of the wildcat strikes over pay in 2007, Royal Mail faces the threat of a new round of industrial action.

Burslem postal workers extend strike

Postal workers at Burslem delivery office step up their dispute by extending their current 15 day strike by a further fortnight.

Burslem postal workers strike over Christmas

Postal workers at the Burslem delivery office start industrial action in a dispute over the suspension of 12 colleagues.

UK: Royal Mail workers vote yes to settlement

Breaking news: 64% of postal workers voted to accept a settlement offer from Royal Mail bosses, which failed to meet many of the demands of strikers.

Examining the 2007 Royal Mail dispute

Rob Ray explains the introduction of competition to the postal service, and why it will be the government, not postal workers, who the public have to thank for the loss of cheap post and the universal service.