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Royal Mail/CWU statement

Tuesday 27 April 2010

 Statement from Roger Poole, Independent Chair of talks between Royal Mail and CWU:

"I am delighted to see the positive ballot result of CWU members in favour of the Transformation Agreement at Royal Mail.

"The months of hard work by the Royal Mail and CWU negotiators helped by me and Acas have now been rewarded by the CWU members' endorsement.

"More hard work now needs to be put in by all to make the transformation real. There are many fine words in the agreement but the parties know that it is deeds not words which now matter.

"Together with Acas, I now look forward to helping the parties start the task of implementation to enable the Royal Mail, CWU and all employees to go forward successfully."

Statement from John Taylor, Chief Executive, Acas:

"I very much welcome the result of the ballot. Acas was highly involved in helping to resolve this long running dispute, moving Royal Mail and CWU from conflict to constructive joint working."