Royal Mail managers may strike

Managers at Royal Mail Group will be balloted on industrial action for the first time since 1979 over job losses, the Unite union said this morning. Unite is preparing a ballot for the start of November for 8,535 members working across Royal Mail, Parcelforce and Post Office Limited over the threat of compulsory redundancies. The union said about 1,500 jobs are set to go, mainly managers working at Royal Mail's head offices in London. Postal workers at Royal Mail ended a long-running dispute over pay and modernisation in April.