Postal strike threat continues

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 September 2013

Another postal strike may be on the cards

Another postal strike may be on the cards

Archant

MORE strike action could be on the cards for Weston's postal workers if the ongoing dispute is not resolved 'within the next few weeks'.

Despite staging two walk-outs already this year, there could be more industrial action if a solution is not found with Royal Mail.

Members of staff at the depot in Warne Road are disputing the length of delivery rounds and have made claims of bullying and harassment from managers.

The Communication Workers’ Union regional representative, Rob Wotherspoon, said: “The strike action was widely supported. We are happy to meet with Royal Mail at any time to resolve it, we’re not going to call another strike immediately.

“Having said that, we’re not going to allow the dispute to carry on any longer. If we can’t make any progress within the next few weeks we may have to call another strike.”

The CWU is waiting for a response from Royal Mail about when the next meeting will be.

A Royal Mail spokesman said: “Royal Mail is committed to the process of trying to resolve concerns of postal workers based in Weston by continuing to follow the national jointly agreed framework with the CWU. We remain hopeful the issues can be resolved locally.”

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