Royal Mail's attempt to block strike won't sort this bitter dispute | Nils Pratley

Row over pensions, pay and jobs will only intensify after employer’s attempt to get injunction to halt 48-hour walkout

Royal Mail has applied to the high court for an injunction to prevent next week’s planned 48-hour walkout by members of the Communication Workers Union. A lot is riding on the court’s decision – for both sides.

In the case of Moya Greene, the chief executive of Royal Mail, her credibility is on the line. She negotiated an “agenda for growth” agreement with the union just before privatisation in 2013 and it is a clause in that document that the company is now trying to enforce.

Related: Royal Mail seeks injunction to halt 48-hour postal strike

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