Weston-super-Mare postal workers plan Christmas strike

  • 5 November 2013
  • From the section Somerset

Postal staff in Weston-super-Mare are planning to take further strike action in the run up to Christmas.

Previous strikes, in the dispute over workloads and threatened disciplinary action against some workers, took place on 17 August and 12 September.

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) said postal workers requested further strikes at a meeting earlier.

A Royal Mail spokesman said they would not comment until they had received official notification of a strike.

The company previously said it was taking the concerns "very seriously".

The depot in Weston-super-Mare covers the BS22, BS23 and BS24 postcode areas. More than 140 staff work there.

A CWU spokesman said: "The strike action earlier this year was the first in living memory, but certain Royal Mail managers have continued to bury their heads in the sand and hope the problem will go away.

"As a result, the timing of this strike is of their making alone.

"Postal workers in Weston are still alleging that bullying and intimidation is occurring on a daily basis and that deliveries are still overloaded."

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