THE NEW readiness of management to attack workers in the Post Office and the new mood of resistance continue. Among the unofficial walkouts last week were:
MAIDSTONE: Around 200 workers struck unofficially after the union rep was sacked. He had taken a letter off the noticeboard addressed to a worker who had been suspended. After six hours on strike management backed down and reinstated the rep.
NORTH LONDON: Workers at the N9 (Lower Edmonton) and N10 (Muswell Hill) offices walked out last week over management's disciplining of a rep and its general attitude towards workers.
PAISLEY: 200 workers walked out in response to a colleague being sacked for using a Post Office van for moving house. He had worked in the post for 20 years.
DAVE CHAPPLE, a well known activist in the CWU and unit rep at the Bridgwater office, has been sacked pending an appeal. Dave was the subject of disciplinary action after a spontaneous walkout at Bridgwater delivery office. Kevin Beazer, the branch secretary of the Bristol and District branch, says, 'The union will not stand by and let the employer sack union officials as they see fit.'