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Postal strikes back on this morning

Postal strikes back on this morning

5:47am 29th October 2009
(Updated 6:42pm 29th October 2009)

Three days of postal strikes have begun after the Royal Mail and the union
failed to reach agreement last night.

The company has accused the Commercial Workers' Union of "walking away" from talks and "playing havoc" with customer confidence. The postal firm claims the CWU walked away, just as peace talks were making significant progress.

The union says Royal Mail failed to respond to a new proposal it had put

120 thousand workers are expected to walk out between now and Saturday.

Staff are already back on the picket lines in York - they've been outside the Leeman Road Sorting Office since 4am.

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