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Royal Mail Staff Harden Line in Dispute Over Pay, Conditions

A postal worker for Royal Mail delivers post through a letterbox in Chelmsford, UK.

A postal worker for Royal Mail delivers post through a letterbox in Chelmsford, UK.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Postal workers at Royal Mail Plc upped the ante in a confrontation with management over pay with a vote that rejects demands for restructuring and modernization and paves the way for further strikes.

Almost 99% of votes cast backed the triggering of a “formal dispute” over contracts and working conditions, providing a legal mandate for more walkouts beyond the four days already announced as part of a parallel action aimed at securing higher wages, the Communications Workers Union said Wednesday.