Consignia to cut jobs

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Consignia to cut jobs
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A postman delivers the morning mail in Newcastle on the day that Consignia was expected to announce thousands of job losses as part of a massive restructuring programme. 16/09/2003 Postal workers were today awaiting the result of a ballot which could lead to the first national mail strike for seven years. The Communication Workers Union will officially announce the outcome of the vote which could see walkouts begin as early as next week. It follows last-ditch talks aimed at averting the industrial action which were adjourned late last night without any sign of agreement, a spokesman for the CWU said. The union has balloted 160,000 workers on whether to strike in protest at an offer said by Royal Mail to be worth 14.5% but linked to productivity. 16/09/2003 Postal workers were today awaiting the result of a ballot which could lead to the first national mail strike for seven years. The Communication Workers Union will officially announce the outcome of the vote which could see walkouts begin as early as next week. It follows last-ditch talks aimed at averting the industrial action which were adjourned late last night without any sign of agreement, a spokesman for the CWU said. The union has balloted 160,000 workers on whether to strike in protest at an offer said by Royal Mail to be worth 14.5% but linked to productivity. * As many as 40,000 jobs could be slashed over three years as a drive to fend off competition and end a trend of losing 1.5 million a day, according to reports. It is also thought that the name Consignia will be dropped in favour of the old name, 'Royal Mail.' * 06/06/2002: The Royal Mail urged people to be more careful when addressing letters after a record increase in the amount of undeliverable post. About 72 million letters and packages posted had addresses which were inaccurate, incomplete, illegible, or left off altogether - an increase of 18% over the previous 12 months. 13/06/02 : Consignia have announced that the comp...
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