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Support for dismissed Luton Royal Mail driver

Issue No. 2065

Sacked Luton post worker John Peters, who was dismissed by Royal Mail after his postal van was stolen, has been inundated with messages of support.

Wellwishers have stopped him in the street and he has received praise from those he used to deliver mail to.

He was fired by Royal Mail after his van was stolen when he left the keys inside the vehicle. He immediately admitted his mistake, but lost his job.

In one letter John’s neighbours wrote, “Mr Peters was our postman for a long time and we found him to be very kind, cheerful and utterly professional in his dealings with us.”

An employment tribunal will hear John Peters case in Bedford on 23 and 24 August.

During the recent dispute Royal Mail management victimised a number of CWU union reps, including reps in Nottingham, Oxford and Leicester.

It should be a demand in the current negotiations that all disciplinaries and suspensions stemming from the dispute should be lifted.

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Tue 21 Aug 2007, 19:11 BST
Issue No. 2065
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