Socialist Worker

Unofficial post strike spreads across West of Scotland

by Yuri Prasad
Issue No. 2169

Strikers vote at Glasgow mass meeting (Pic: Duncan Brown)

Strikers vote at Glasgow mass meeting (Pic: Duncan Brown)

Postal workers across much of the West of Scotland have walked out on unofficial strike after management punished drivers at Glasgow mail centre for refusing to cross their colleagues’ picket lines.

Management suspended the pay of six drivers at 10pm last night after they refused to sign a statement saying they were prepared to cross official picket lines in Ayr and Irvine.

In response, the entire night shift at the mail centre walked out in support. They were followed by the early shift today.

A senior rep from the Glasgow CWU union told Socialist Worker that the strike had “spread like wildfire” across delivery offices and that so far over 2,000 union members had joined the action.

“Every postal worker is experiencing the most extreme management provocation at the moment,” he said.

Workers at Glasgow mail centre plan to meet later this afternoon to discuss whether they continue their action.

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