Royal Mail Wins High Court Strike Injunction

Bruce Carr QC obtained a High Court injunction on behalf of Royal Mail to prevent the Communication Workers’ Union calling its members out on strike in the run up to the general election and Christmas period.

Royal Mail staff were balloted in October and voted in favour of a nationwide strike.

Bruce Carr QC presented evidence that CWU members had been pressured into voting for strike action.

Mr Justice Swift said in his judgement: "This was an interference that was accurately described as improper. Strike ballots should be postal ballots. Each voter should receive a voting paper at home.”

"What CWU did was a form of subversion of the ballot process. It was an interference with voting."

If the action had gone ahead, it would have been Royal Mail's first national postal strike in a decade.


Bruce Carr QC was instructed by Nick Chronias of DAC Beachcroft.

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