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Issue No. 1743

Postal workers

POSTAL WORKERS in Watford have rejected a deal to end their strike. They were poised to call more strikes rather than give in to management. Management's new processes mean workers have to ask their supervisor for permission to go to the toilet and will be denied the right to smoke or get a cup of tea outside officially designated periods. Bosses also want anti-social shift patterns.

The CWU union at the NDO office in north London has called a march as part of the continuing campaign against the closure of the office. Demonstrate on Saturday 26 May, assemble 12 noon, Gibson Square, London N1.

POST WORKER, the rank and file paper for postal workers, is causing panic among management. John Clay, the grandly titled communications delivery manager, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, has written an internal memo about Post Worker. He writes that it "is produced by a militant section of the union" and contains some "alarming materials", although he adds that "the election address by John Keggie is much more appealing than his opponent's, Billy Hayes." Anything which so upsets a manager is clearly worth buying. Order your copy from 0958 478 631.

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Sat 14 Apr 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1743
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