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The War on Posties

Taj Ali

Royal Mail occupies a unique role in Britain’s national life. Its more than 115,000 posties are woven into the social fabric of every community they serve. But today these workers are engaged in a battle for their future — against an employer determined to transform the company into a zero-hour courier.

Illustration by Maus Bullhorst

Since their industrial dispute kicked off last year, posties have been on the picket line day after day. But the loss of wages amidst a cost-of-living crisis hasn’t been their only obstacle. Determined to break their union — the Communication Workers Union (CWU) — Royal Mail management has unleashed a months-long crackdown on their workforce. From sacking […]

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