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Unofficial post strike in Liverpool

Issue No. 2198

ALMOST 100 mail workers staged an unofficial strike at Liverpool city centre’s main delivery office today.

Postal workers at Brunswick Dock refused to work in a row over “teething problems” after moving from the Copperas Hill sorting office, which is due for closure.

The Brunswick Dock centre delivers mail to the L1 to L3 postcodes, with city centre businesses among those most affected by the walk-out.

Mark Walsh, branch secretary of the CWU, said, “I am led to believe this has happened because of some teething problems from the move that have spilled over.

“We have got people down there now trying to resolve the situation.”

The Copperas Hill site is due for closure later this year as part of cost-cutting measures by the Royal Mail.

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Fri 23 Apr 2010, 17:28 BST
Issue No. 2198
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