Royal Mail gets early Christmas present as Court of Appeal backs interim injunction against strike action

Christmas came early for Royal Mail PLC (LON:RMG) on Thursday, after the mail delivery group confirmed that the Communications Workers Union (CWU) has been unsuccessful in its application to the Court of Appeal to overturn an interim injunction against strike action granted by the High Court

On 13 November 2019, the High Court ruled that a postal ballot of Royal Mail employees for industrial action was unlawful and granted an interim injunction.

The injunction prevents any industrial action being taken before the completion of a lawful ballot, resulting in a vote in favour of industrial action, and formal notification to the company of any action.

In a brief statement released after the London market close on Thursday, Shane O'Riordain, the companys managing director of Regulation and Corporate Affairs said: "Royal Mail is pleased that the Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court's decision to grant an interim injunction against CWU meaning that no industrial action can be taken before the completion of a lawful ballot. This decision still stands.”

He added: “We did not take the decision to go to the High Court lightly. We sought to reach resolution outside the couRead More – Source