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Royal Mail wins bid to halt Christmas postal strikes

Royal Mail wins bid to halt Christmas postal strikes

Business
Royal Mail has won its legal battle to prevent a postal strike after the High Court backed its application for an injunction.The decision is a setback for union plans to stage strikes in the run-up to the general election and Christmas.Last month, 100,000 Royal Mail staff were balloted and voted to take action over job security and terms.But Royal Mail argued that the ballot had "potential irregularities" and was null and void.The Communications Workers Union (CWU) said its members were "extremely angry and bitterly disappointed". It also accused Royal Mail of a "cowardly and vicious attack on its own workforce" and said it intended to appeal. Royal Mail workers vote for strike action Royal Mail fails to halt record £50m Ofcom fine Shane O'Riordain, dire
Royal Mail seeks injunction to stop postal strike

Royal Mail seeks injunction to stop postal strike

Business
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.Members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) last month voted by 97% in favour of a nationwide strike, saying the company had failed to adhere to an employment deal agreed last year. Royal Mail rej...
Iggy Azalea sent vial of SEMEN in mail and threatens serious consequences

Iggy Azalea sent vial of SEMEN in mail and threatens serious consequences

Entertainment
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea made her long-awaited comeback on Friday with the release of new single, Sally Walker.And it seems one of her fans was seriously excited about it – so decided to send Iggy a gross parcel ahead of the release.In since-deleted tweets, 28-year-old Iggy wrote: "Someone sent a vial of semen in the main and the office assistant had to unknowingly open the package. I... who... [vomit emoji] FBI!"The Fancy hitmaker wasn't taking the disgusting move sitting down though, as she replied to her initial tweet. Related Articles “We have your DNA!”Iggy AzaleaIggy continued: "We have your DNA! Idiot. Hope you like the sex offenders registry."The blonde bombshell – real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly – released the music video for n...
Daily Mail owner plots bid for i newspaper

Daily Mail owner plots bid for i newspaper

Business
The owner of the Daily Mail is plotting to buy the i in a move that would expand its share of the national newspaper market during a period of turbulence for the UK's biggest publishers‎. Sky News has learnt that Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) is drawing up plans to make an offer for the i as its current owner, Johnston Press, scrambles to raise cash from a full or partial takeover.DMGT's proposed bid is at an early stage, but is expected to be lodged ahead of a deadline in the coming weeks set by Johnston Press's advisers at Rothschild, the investment bank.Purchasing the i would not be material in cost terms for DMGT, which saw a 4% underlying decline in revenue in its consumer media operations during the nine months to June.The i has been a rare success story in ...
Trump attacks media as more mail bombs emerge

Trump attacks media as more mail bombs emerge

World
Donald Trump has launched a new attack on the media - hours after bombs were sent to the offices of CNN and the homes of several high-profile political rivals. The US president, who has labelled many reporters as "enemies of the people", said the media has "a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility".Speaking at a rally in Wisconsin ahead of the mid-term elections, he said "any acts or threats of political violence are an attack on our democracy itself". 0:51 Vid...