Mail staff vote for rivals' boycott

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Royal Mail workers have voted in favour of boycotting competitors' mail and have massively rejected the Government's controversial plan to privatise the company.

A ballot of 112,000 delivery, sorting office and other postal staff by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) showed that 96% opposed the planned sell-off of Royal Mail. More than nine out of 10 said they backed a boycott of mail handled by rival companies amid union fears that jobs will be hit by "unfair" competition.