POSTAL WORKERS at the NDO office in north London took action on Monday to prevent a forced removal of workers to a new office near Euston station. Workers who deliver letters to the NW1 postcode were supposed to move to a new site in Barnby Street.
But as part of the move Royal Mail wanted to change conditions and remove 18 jobs. Workers were also not satisfied that health and safety rules had been met at the new office.
On Monday, despite the national CWU union leaders and management telling them to go to Barnby Street, some 150 workers sat-in at the NDO canteen. Counters workers in London are also in dispute after they learned management were to use casuals from the Blue Arrow agency over the Christmas period. This would mean that work normally done on overtime would be performed by agency staff on poor pay.
- Around 100 workers at the main processing office in Exeter stopped work for an hour recently over the use of casuals, and forced management to offer new talks.