Mail depot staff plan more strikes
POSTAL workers at a South Bristol delivery office are planning further strikes in a dispute about workloads and claims of bullying.
Workers at the Mead Street depot in Bedminster, which serves the BS4 and BS14 postcodes, held two 24-hour strikes in December which halted deliveries to areas including Knowle and Brislington.
Talks between the Communication Workers Union and Royal Mail have so far proven unsuccessful and a meeting was held at the depot yesterday, at which workers agreed to request a "further series and variety" of strikes.
CWU Bristol area official David Wilshire said some strikes might last longer than a day. But nothing will happen for at least seven days, as that is the notice period which must be given to Royal Mail before a lawful strike can be staged.
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Mr Wilshire said the union was prepared to hold further talks next week.
A Royal Mail spokesman said it would be "better for everyone" if talks went on without the threat of industrial action.