• From The BBC:

    More postal strikes will hit England and Northern Ireland this weekend, as a part of a continuing dispute over job cuts and modernisation.Workers will walk out in Carrickfergus in County Antrim, Stockport in Cheshire, Boston in Lincolnshire and Hadfield in Derbyshire, for 24 hours. The Communication Workers Union says postal staff are “facing a beating on all aspects of their working lives”. Royal Mail urged the union to call off the strikes. Further walkouts by CWU members are planned next week in Skegness in Lincolnshire, Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, and Rochdale in Lancashire, as well as in Birmingham, Coventry, London, Middlesbrough and the Isle of Wight. The union also says it is pressing ahead with plans to ballot all 130,000 postal workers across the country next month for a national strike. ‘Breaking point’Deputy general secretary Dave Ward said: “Never before have postal workers experienced so many attacks from all sides. “Whether it’s pay, job security, workload or dignity a…

    Click to read the full article »

    Posted by Jon @ 2:15 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *