Sunday 22 July 2012

Somerset Post Workers: Striking Is Best Form Of Defence

More than a hundred post workers stayed out on strike for the second day on Saturday at the Bridgwater Delivery Office, Somerset in protest at the suspension of a colleague with 25 years service.

They had walked out on Friday when a CWU member was suspended for an alleged swearing incident, although his colleague requested that the charge be dropped.

However, branch officials sense a wider problem of a “heavy-handed” management at Bridgwater.  Similar delivery offices have 4 managers, Bridgwater have 8 managers.

The CWU say that agreements on daily staffing levels have been broken and a new policy on hospital visits has been imposed.

CWU Bristol and District Branch Chair, Dave Wilshire said:

“While this strike is a protest against an unfair suspension, the underlying issues of heavy handed bullying managers must be dealt with.”


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