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Postal workers stage walk out after 'bullying row'

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Up to a thousand postal workers have walked out of sorting offices and post offices in Wiltshire in a dispute over alleged bullying and harassment.

The Communication Workers Union said members had gone on unofficial strike after a show of hands this morning.

The walk out is affecting the main mail centre in Swindon as well as offices in Royal Wootton Bassett, Devizes and Chippenham.

It says talks are currently underway with managers to try to resolve the crisis.

We are fully committed to resolving our colleagues' concerns in co-operation with the Communication Workers Union (CWU). We will do all we can to minimise any disruption and to deliver and collect mail as normal.

– Spokesperson, Royal Mail


Xmas post in Weston-super-Mare could be disrupted

Royal Mail workers striking in Weston-super-Mare in August - the first time they've taken industrial action in 20 years Credit: ITV News West Country

There could be disruption to Christmas post around Weston-super-Mare after workers voted to go on strike next week.

Postal staff say they're being set impossible targets and are then unfairly penalised when they fail.

Staff at the Royal Mail depot in Warne Road plan to go on strike on 5 December.

Royal Mail says it isn't asking workers in Somerset to do more than staff in other parts of the country.

Postal workers to discuss possible strike action

Postal workers in Weston-super-Mare will be meeting this morning to decide their next move in their long running dispute with Royal Mail.

They have already taken two days of strike action earlier this year,about the length of delivery rounds and disciplinary action that has been threatened against a number of workers.

Royal Mail. Credit: ITV News West Country

Postal workers to vote on strike action

Postal workers will vote on Friday. Credit: CWU

Thousands of postal workers in the West Country are voting on Friday whether to go on strike.

It is the first Royal Mail national strike ballot since 2009 and comes after a breakdown of talks in a dispute over privatisation, pay and pensions.

Unions say privatisation will wreck the postal service and threaten deliveries to rural areas.

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