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Postal workers in Peterborough walk out unofficially

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2360

Some 170 post workers in Peterborough have walked out on unofficial strike.

Members of the Communication and Workers Union (CWU) at the Werrington office in Peterborough downed tools today, Friday, after a union rep was suspended.

The strike looks set to continue over the weekend as strikers refuse to return to work until management restore the suspended rep.

Amanda Hill, secretary of CWU’s Eastern no.5 branch, spoke to Socialist Worker just before addressing a strikers’ meeting.

“We’re about to tell members that the management aren’t budging,” she said.

“Our position is we’re prepared to negotiate, but not back down.

“We want to get the rep back to work.”

As of Friday evening, Royal Mail management have not tried to move mail to other local offices – the CWU says that these offices are short staffed as it is.

The union has told members in the area to alert them if the business attempts to move  Peterborough’s mail to their office.

No postal worker should handle Peterborough’s mail.

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Fri 5 Jul 2013, 19:10 BST
Issue No. 2360
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