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Postal workers meet to agree further strike dates

Postal workers will meet in Bridgwater today Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Postal workers in Somerset are to agree dates to take strike action later.

They'll be discussed at a mass meeting being held at the Bridgwater Royal Mail depot this morning. It's after a dispute over bullying and staffing levels. 80 per cent of workers at the depot have voted to take action in a ballot.

Post Office workers strike over closures and pay

Post Office workers strike over closures and pay Credit: ITV News West Country

Staff at crown post offices across the region will be striking today in a dispute over jobs, closures and pay. It's the fifth time they've taken strike action over the issue.

Over four-thousand people are expected to strike from three-hundred-and-seventy-three offices across the country.

Five Bristol post offices affected in nationwide strike

Post office workers on strike last month Credit: ITV News West Country

Post office workers across the country are going on strike today. In Bristol, five post offices will be affected. These are: The Galleries, Kingswood, Yate, Nailsea, and Keynsham.

The strike has been called in response to disputes over jobs and pay.

The Post Office plans to close 76 offices which will affect more than eight hundred jobs.

The union is seeking protection for jobs and the service. It also wants to secure a fair pay rise for staff who haven't had one since April 2011.

Today, the strike will affect three hundred and seventy three post offices across the country.

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Post left standing at Bristol office

Hundreds of letters and packets have been left standing at the Mead Street Post Office in Bristol.
Hundreds of letters and packets have been left standing at the Mead Street Post Office in Bristol. Credit: Anon.

Workers at a post office in Bristol say they are struggling to keep up with demand leaving hundreds of packages undelivered.

Postal workers at Mead Street Post Office who deliver to the BS4 and BS14 postcode areas say they are struggling to complete increased delivery rounds and were yesterday morning [Friday] they were told to take whatever mail they had at 9.30am and leave the rest.

Workers have requested a ballot for strike action.

Robbery at Stroud Post Office

A knife-wielding man has made off with cash in a robbery at a post office in Stroud. It happened just before 10 o'clock this morning at the branch in Stratford Road. Staff were left shocked but uninjured. The robber escaped on foot.

He's described as white, between 23 and 25 years old and of slim build. He was wearing a navy blue hoodie, jogging trousers and sunglasses.

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