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Post workers plan walkout

Issue No. 2376

CWU members in London last week

CWU members in London last week (Pic: Guy Smallman)


Postal workers have voted to strike by 78 percent on a 63 percent turnout in defence of their jobs, pay and conditions. 

A national one day strike set for Monday 4 November comes after last week’s  privatisation of Royal Mail. 

The workers’ CWU union said it will consider further action after the strike.

Simon Midgley, CWU area delivery rep for Bradford, told Socialist Worker, “The members have obviously seen through all the propaganda round the rush to privatise Royal Mail and undermine the union’s campaign.

“This result has massively confirmed support for the union’s fight to defend jobs and the public service from the threat that privatisation brings.”

More than 115,000 post workers are now preparing to walk out.

Simon said, “But the one-day strike will just be the start. 

“It will take a very serious and determined campaign for the union to win.”


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Tue 22 Oct 2013, 16:40 BST
Issue No. 2376
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