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No Letters or Deal in Sight as Another Royal Mail Strike Starts

  • Last month’s walkout was biggest yet in UK’s summer of strife
  • Postal firm, union locked in battle over pay, delivery shakeup
Royal Mail delivery vans.

Royal Mail delivery vans.

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Royal Mail Plc, the biggest flash-point of Britain’s summer of industrial strife with 115,000 striking employees, could also prove to be the most intractable as a new round of walkouts begins with no deal in sight.

While sorting staff and delivery workers are pressing for a raise mirroring cost-of-living increases, potentially double that on offer, the company says it won’t sweeten its proposals without an agreement to fundamentally change a wide range of working practices.