Joint Statement from Royal Mail and CWU
Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have made progress in current talks and commit to finalising an agreement in the next two weeks.

On the basis, the CWU agrees to stand down the 24-hour strike planned for Monday 4 November 2013.

Royal Mail agrees to extend the legal validity of the current industrial action ballot until Wednesday 20 November 2013.

Both parties will now clear diaries to ensure all our efforts are focused on reaching an agreement by the Wednesday 13 November 2013.

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For further information contact:

Mish Tullar, Royal Mail Media Relations
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