Unions will meet staff at the Middlesbrough depot next week and said further walk-outs
were possible unless employer Royal Mail came to the negotiating table.
Members of Unite voted last Thursday to stage a series of walk-outs
in a dispute over pay.
The Communication Workers Union served notice of further walk-outs
starting next Thursday as thousands of postal workers manned picket lines in the first of two 24-hour walk-outs
UNION chiefs said they could not rule out further walk-outs
at crisis-hit HMP Liverpool after "disappointing" talks with senior Prison Service officials.
The CWU has served notice of further walk-outs
starting next Thursday.
Unions will today announce the result of ballots for industrial action, which are expected to show huge support for walk-outs
But 21 have suspended their walk-outs
after reaching agreement with college bosses.
John Burnside admitted ambulances only managed to reach half of the most serious 'life threatening' 999 cases within the national eight minute target during four recent walk-outs
Second and Third Division clubs could also be hit by walk-outs
if the players' demands are not met.
Summary: A national postal strike is set to come a step closer with an expected vote in favour of a walk-out
The news comes just hours after new Business Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed controversial laws to curb walk-outs
The strike hit Swan Hunter production at Hebburn, South Shields, the Cleland yard near Wallsend, while there were brief walk-outs
up and down the Tyne at other locations.