The CWU has agreed to “stand down” a 24-hour walkout planned for Nov. 4, London-based Royal Mail said in an e-mailed statement today. The company agreed to extend the validity of a ballot in favor of industrial action while talks continue.
A final deal should be reached by Nov. 13, offering lengthier legal protections for staff, improved pay and a new pensions agreement, Royal Mail said in the joint statement with the union. Other terms will include clarifying the company’s parcels and letters strategy, it said.
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