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Post staff begin national strike

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More than 40,000 Royal Mail workers have walked out at the start of a 48 hour national postal strike.

The Communication Workers' Union is blaming the bosses and the government for failing to prevent the action.

Another three days of strikes at Royal Mail will take place next week, says the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

John Moylan reports.

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