Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have reached an agreement in principle amid a long-running dispute over pay and employment terms.
In a joint statement with Royal Mail, CWU confirmed the agreement will now be considered by the executive of the union before it goes before the membership.
The details of the proposed agreement will be made public once it has been ratified by the union’s executive committee – expected to take place next week.
In a further statement, the CWU said: “We have reached a negotiators agreement with Royal Mail Group.
“The CWU Postal Executive will now meet and consider the agreement on Monday and Tuesday and we are putting in place plans to brief representatives across the unions structures.
“On the basis that the negotiators agreement is endorsed by the Postal Executive we will put in place a full communications plan to engage members. Thank you for your support and patience. It has got us to this point.”