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Royal Mail wins High Court injunction to BLOCK postal workers from striking 


Added 11-13-19 11:36:02am EST - “Senior judge Mr Justice Swift granted an injunction after agreeing that? nationwide industrial action could hamper voters casting ballots by post before December 12.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Royal Mail wins High Court injunction to BLOCK postal strike”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Royal Mail today sensationally won a High Court injunction to block proposed strikes in the run up to the general election and before Christmas because the union 'subverted' the ballot process. 

Mr Justice Swift has granted an injunction after agreeing that nationwide industrial action could hamper voters casting ballots by post before December 12 - and even swing results in some marginal constituencies. 

The Communication Workers Union (CWU), whose members voted to back walkouts by 97 per cent on a turnout of 76 per cent, allowed postal workers to pick up their ballot papers from work rather than have it sent to their homes.

Royal Mail also produced social media posts showing that some members broke the rules by filling them in at sorting offices or post offices and using the post boxes outside to send them back to CWU.

Mr Justice Swift said: 'What the CWU did in this case was ... a form of subversion of the ballot process', adding the potential for strike action to affect the General Election tipped the balance in favour of granting an injunction.

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