Postal strikes hit 44 depots
Postal strikes will hit large areas of London and southern England this week. Postal workers will stage one-day strikes at 44 depots across south-west London, Essex and Bristol today, with further strikes expected later.
The executive of the Communications Workers Union is meeting today to decide whether to call a national strike. The CWU said on Thursday that postal workers had voted 76 per cent in favour of national action to protect jobs, pay and services. However, it has set no date for the industrial action, which must be notified seven days in advance.
A CWU spokeswoman said today's meeting was expected to last well into the evening, with no announcement in office hours. The union is due to meet Royal Mail's negotiators on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in an attempt to avert a national stoppage.
In the meantime, postal workers will go on strike today in London at Earl's Court, Wimbledon, Mortlake, Barnes, Battersea, Stockwell, South Kensington, Fulham, Streatham, West Wimbledon, and Wandsworth.
In the Bristol district they will strike at five central offices, Clevedon, Yate, Keynsham, Portishead, Clifton, Kingswood, Nailsea, Woolavington, Avonmouth, Fishponds, Westbury on Trym and Axbridge.
In Essex, affected areas are Chelmsford, Maldon, Ongar, Sawbridgeworth, South Woodham Ferrers, Stansted, Witham, Brentwood, Billericay, Bishop's Stortford, Braintree, Dunmow, Harlow and Boreham.
- 1 Sainsbury's '50p challenge' poster telling staff to encourage customers to spend more placed in shop window instead of staff room
- 2 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 3 HeForShe campaign: Iceland to follow up Emma Watson speech with UN women's rights conference – for men only
- 4 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 5 Teenagers irritable because early school hours mess with their biological clocks
Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
Car tax disc changes: Five facts you never knew about your (almost obsolete) tax disc
Isis an hour away from Baghdad - with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
The Aral Sea: Nasa pictures show how what was once the fourth largest lake in the world has become almost completely dry
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
- < Previous
- Next >
£120 - £140 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: We have an exciting opportunity...
Competitive: Randstad Education Manchester: SEN Teacher urgently required for ...
Highly Competitive Salary: Austen Lloyd: CITY - HIGH VALUE REAL ESTATE / RESID...
£120 - £125 per day: Randstad Education Luton: Are you looking for part time/ ...