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Scots Royal Mail staff take further day of strike action over bitter pay dispute

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Thousands of Scottish postal workers are taking a further day of strike action today after talks between union representatives and Royal Mail reached a standstill.

Around 11,000 members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) are embroiled in an increasingly bitter dispute over pay and working conditions with the postal service, with little sign of resolve.

The union claims Royal Mail imposed a 2% pay increase on members without consultation and is "refusing" to treat employees with respect, according to general secretary Dave Ward.

They will walk out again on Sunday, with further action planned throughout December including Christmas Eve. "Royal Mail bosses are risking a Christmas meltdown because of their stubborn refusal to treat their employees with respect," said Mr Ward. "Postal workers want to get on with serving the communities they belong to, delivering Christmas gifts and tackling the backlog from recent weeks."But they know their value, and they will not meekly accept the casualisation of their jobs, the destruction of their conditions and the impoverishment of their families.

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