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Postal workers

Issue No. 1874


SECTIONS OF postal workers across Britain could soon be balloted for strikes. Royal Mail bosses have refused to negotiate over proposed major changes in the processing (sorting) and logistics (driving) divisions. They think they can railroad through whatever they want in the wake of the vote against national strikes over pay-although recent events in Oxford, London and Wolverhampton may now be making them pause for thought!

It is very important that the union does call the strike ballots and then launches a monster campaign to get a yes vote.


North London

POSTAL WORKERS in north London plan a strike ballot over management's treatment of Tom Doherty. Tom, a postal worker in Islington, was reinstated following his successful employment tribunal against Royal Mail's decision to unfairly dismiss him. Despite an agreement with his employer, problems have arisen.

Tom wishes to transfer to Stoke-on-Trent, but management has not allowed the move to take place. A senior Royal Mail manager is accused of saying, 'Tom Doherty will never work in Royal Mail Midlands'.

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Sat 25 Oct 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1874
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