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Bristol postal workers vote for strikes

Issue No. 2331

Workers at a Bristol postal sorting office have voted to strike in a dispute over workload. Some 81 percent of the CWU union members at the Mead Street depot voted to stage walkouts.

Meetings last week between Royal Mail and the CWU ended without agreement. CWU Bristol area official David Wilshire said, “The ballot result shows that our members have overwhelmingly rejected the heavy handed approach of Royal Mail. The company now needs to appreciate how serious the situation is.”

David said that Royal Mail needed to readdress staff shortages and conduct a “full review” of deliveries to stop backlogs of undelivered mail building up.

He said the CWU will ask for an investigation into allegations of bullying at the depot that had been made over the past two months. Workers were meeting to discuss the way forward as Socialist Worker went to press.

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Tue 27 Nov 2012, 18:57 GMT
Issue No. 2331
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