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Unofficial post strikes end in Oxfordshire

Issue No. 2010

Postal workers at Carterton and Witney in Oxfordshire returned to work after unofficial strikes last week.

The Carterton strike began after a worker was suspended for failing to complete his round because of excessive workload.

Witney workers walked out over the way a staff member was treated after returning to work following sick leave. Bicester workers later staged a brief solidarity walkout.

Negotiations last week saw agreement that there would be investigations into management behaviour and the suspended worker is to be reinstated at a nearby office. “But because of continuing provocation by managers, this remains a very hot situation,” a CWU union spokesperson told Socialist Worker.

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Sat 22 Jul 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2010
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