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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...
Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

World
US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a "victory for our national security".America's highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its refugee ban to go into effect.The justices said they would consider in October whether the president's policy should be upheld or struck down.Mr Trump seeks to place a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees.The president welcomed the ruling's qualified authorisation to bar visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which he described as "terror-prone countries". "As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm," he added. Mr Trump has already said the ban would take effect wi...