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CWU members prepare for national action over the post

Issue No. 2035

A national ballot of postal workers in the CWU union is coming closer. The union is set to discuss calling a national ballot on Wednesday of this week.

A meeting of reps two weeks ago showed the anger among workers against management's attacks. Management is riding roughshod over national and local agreements. Cuts are being pushed through almost everywhere and mail centres are earmarked for closure.

At several offices full time jobs are being replaced by part time ones when they fall vacant.

Drivers of HGVs have not been offered a decent pay package to compensate them for their loss of earnings when new restrictions on hours due to the Road Transport Directive are brought in.

There are more and more calls for national action and the CWU should call a ballot.

Separately, some 60 postal workers from Manvers in South Yorkshire rallied in Mexborough town centre on Monday of this week during their 17th one day strike.

They are striking against the imposition of cuts to staffing levels. They got a fantastic reception as they marched through town handing out leaflets. They are awaiting news on balloting to spread the action across the north east of England.

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Sat 27 Jan 2007, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2035
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