Royal Mail workers have not yet announced a date for strike action [Phil Noble/Reuters]

Royal Mail Plc said on Friday it would apply for an interim order from the High Court to block a potential strike by its biggest union, the Communication Workers Union, saying it believed the strike ballot had been unlawful.

The United Kingdom‘s postal service company said it is worried by the potential for industrial action around the general election on December 12 and in the traditionally busy run-in to Christmas.

The CWU last month had voted by 97 percent in favour of a nationwide strike, saying the company had failed to adhere to a pension deal agreed last year. Royal Mail said it had honoured the deal.

“Royal Mail have

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