Royal Mail boss: Industrial action 'makes no sense'

The Government has confirmed its controversial plans to sell shares in Royal Mail in the "coming weeks." Credit: PA Wire

The Chief Executive of Royal Mail has moved to defend the controversial plan to privatise the organisation and warned workers that the threat of industrial action "makes no sense".

Moya Greene said she understood people's concerns, but insisted the privatisation would dispel "any doubt over the future ownership of the business" and "ensure secure employment" for workers.

The Chief Executive argued there should not be a strike at this "crucial time" for the company, adding that businesses who cannot rely on Royal Mail would look elsewhere.