Royal Mail tries to stop Christmas postal strike

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Royal Mail is seeking a High Court injunction to stop a postal strike, claiming that the ballot of workers had “potential irregularities”.

The company said it would make a formal application on Friday that the strike ballot “was unlawful and, therefore, null and void”.

A strike threatens to disrupt postal voting in the run-up to the general election as well as Christmas post.

The Communications Workers Union says it “refutes” Royal Mail’s claim.

The ballot of 100,000 Royal Mail staff was held over job security and terms. No dates for a strike have yet been set.