Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man post strike cancelled after union talks

A postal strike planned for the Isle of Man has been cancelled after union talks lasting two days.

Industrial action was due to take place on 12 April after a pay dispute between workers and Isle of Man Post Office.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents 250 workers, is seeking a pay rise for members despite a pay freeze across the public sector.

Terry Pullinger, CWU national official, said: "We now have an environment where people can put ideas on the table".

He added: "There are no details on pay at the moment, it's too complex for that.

"The last two days have been about positioning and making a structure whereby we recognise each other's views and we now have an environment where we can progress."

A spokesman from Isle of Man Post Office said: "Both parties recognise that future talks will still have to overcome some difficult challenges however, we are confident both parties are now committed to finding a solution."

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