BBC.The result of a ballot of 120,000 Royal Mail workers that could pave the way for a second national strike in two years will be announced later.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it is confident of support for industrial action in the dispute.
A series of regional strikes in the long-running dispute has created a backlog of millions of letters.
Royal Mail says it is losing money on letter and parcel delivery and has warned of the damage strikes could do.
But the general secretary of the CWU, Billy Hayes, told the BBC that workers had little choice but to vote for action in the pay and job cuts dispute.
Maybe I'm viewing this too simply here, but...
Not as much stuff is being sent via Royal Mail, other couriers are taking market share, and people use e-mail more and more. We've been in a recession to boot. What do these workers expect to happen as a result of these circumstances?
As a result of their last strike there are apparently ~15m items of postage sitting around that may never be delivered. Now they want to strike again, just before Christmas.
WTF? Have they been talking with the RMT about how to best time and piss off the public to ensure no support.
Pisses me off! Bastids!