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Royal Mail workers to vote on strike over pay - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

Royal Mail workers to vote on strike over pay

More than 115,000 Royal Mail workers will begin voting on Tuesday over whether to go on strike over pay.

Ballot papers will be dispatched to the Communication Workers Union (CWU) members, with the result on 19 July.

If workers back action, the CWU says it could amount to the biggest ever strike by its members. Royal Mail says there are "no grounds" for strike action.

The CWU is the latest of several unions to ballot for strikes in recent weeks as the cost of living soars.

Prices are rising at their fastest pace for 40 years, with UK inflation at 9.1%, the highest rate since March 1982.

Higher costs for fuel, energy and good are biting into household budgets and workers and unions are pushing for pay rises to cope with them.

Britain's railways were disrupted when thousands of RMT Union members walked out last week and hundreds of British Airways workers at Heathrow Airport have also voted to go on strike over their wages.

Separately, 114 Post Offices are to be closed on 11 July when workers strike over pay.

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