Somerset

Bridgwater sorting office workers walk out in dispute

Union members at a sorting office in Somerset have walked out at the start of three days of industrial action.

Members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) say they are striking over changes to deliveries, claims of bullying and money said to be owed.

Royal Mail said it was disappointed the industrial action was continuing in Bridgwater and hoped the issues could be resolved by talks with unions.

It said contingency plans would help minimise any disruption to customers.

"Discussions with the CWU are ongoing and progress is being made," a spokesman said.

"Royal Mail would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused as a result of the CWU's action," he added.

The strike action will affect the TA5, TA6 and TA7 postcodes - affecting some 50 villages in the area.

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