As many as 100,000 Royal Mail staff represented by the Communications Workers Union have been taking part in a ballot over possible strike action, with the answer expected to be "yes" and the result of the poll made public today at 3:30pm.
The CWU is making quite the show of it all too, and would appear to be revealing the strike action result at a live (and live-streamed) event this afternoon...
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....with Royal Mail staff asked to take action over slow movement by bosses on a range of issues, including implementation of pay rises, changes to working hours and the introduction of a reworked pension plan. Should staff vote to strike, it's expected that workers would be called out over either the pre-Christmas window or during the new "Black Friday" online sales bonanza period, for maximum impact and embarrassment to bosses. [Retail Gazette]