Preston postal staff back at work after wildcat strikes

Wildcat strikes by Royal Mail workers in Preston have ended after three days of action.

Staff walked out of Preston Central Delivery Office on Friday, after a worker was suspended following "an argument" with a manager.

The action caused delivery problems in the PR0, PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4 and PR11 postcode areas of the city.

The Communication Workers Union said workers involved had voted in favour of returning to work.

Union representatives and workers held daily meetings with management at the site in an attempt to resolve the issue.

A Royal Mail spokesman said they were pleased staff had returned to work and apologised to customers who may have been affected.

He said: "We are fully aware of the concerns of staff and now that they have returned to work, we will be able to investigate this matter in line with our conduct procedures which are agreed with the union."

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