Royal Mail strike is called off

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A PLANNED strike by Royal Mail workers will not go ahead following talks over issues including pay and pensions.

Members of the Communication Workers Union had been due to walk out next Monday after the failure to secure an agreement over matters linked to the controversial privatisation of the postal firm.

A joint statement said: “Royal Mail and CWU have made progress in talks and commit to finalising an agreement in the next two weeks.”

The agreement will include legal protections for employees that extend beyond the current three year offer, improved pay and rewards and a separate pensions agreement. Crown Post Offices are due to strike on Monday in a separate dispute.