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Postal Strike

Asked if the Prime Minister was going to try to prevent the postal strike from going ahead, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was following this situation closely and was concerned about what effect this could have on the customers. Lord Mandelson and Pat McFadden were involved in this issue and had both encouraged the two sides to come together to try and stop the strike from going ahead.

Asked if the Prime Minister would intervene, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had full confidence that Lord Mandelson and Pat McFadden were doing what was necessary at this stage.

Asked if that meant that the Prime Minister would get personally involved at a later stage, the PMS said that this was a fast moving situation and the Prime Minister was being closely briefed on what was happening. The Prime Minister felt that the sooner the two sides got together and sorted it out, the better.

Put that the union did not see Lord Mandelson as neutral because he was in favour of privatisation, the PMS said that Lord Mandelson had previously expressed views on privatisation but was completely focused on ensuring that this strike was avoided.

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