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Postal workers

Issue No. 1890

POSTAL WORKERS at Sevenoaks delivery office in Kent staged a sit-in in their canteen last week after management implemented the new TDS delivery system. Around 50 people work at the office. There was anger when a manager said the new arrangements would mean 160 hours of work going out of the office but that there would be no extra money.

The dispute gives a foretaste of what may happen elsewhere as TDS 'goes live' across Britain.

Two sacked workers at East London Mail Centre face an appeal over their disciplinary case on 15 March. The action against the two led to an unofficial walkout at the office and a strike vote. Feelings are still running very high over the case, which is one of the most blatantly unjust uses of the conduct code.

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Sat 28 Feb 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1890
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