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End to Bristol postal dispute

Postal workers at a Royal Mail depot in south Bristol have voted unanimously to accept an agreement to end a long-running dispute over working conditions.

There will now be a full revision of deliveries from the Mead Street site as well as an independent review of employee and industrial relations.

This has been a long dispute but we are pleased that we have now been able to conclude an agreement that provides for a common sense way forward”.

– Bristol Area CWU Official Rob Wotherspoon


Plymouth postal workers' day of action

Today is National Postal Workers' Day Credit: ITV Westcountry

Postal workers in Plymouth are taking part in a day of action to mark Britain's first ever National Postal Workers' Day. More than 150 staff are gathering outside the city's mail centre, wearing Santa Claus hats.

The Communication Workers Union says it's concerned that government plans to privatise the post office will make postal workers a thing of the past.