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Postal workers on strike

Postal workers in parts of Somerset are on strike tomorrow. The action in Bridgwater and Weston-super-Mare isn't linked but, in both cases, staff say they've been set impossible targets by managers and are then unfairly penalised when they fail.

The Communication Workers Union claims managers don't recognise their mistakes. But the Royal Mail says it isn't asking workers in Somerset to do more than staff in other parts of the country. David Woodland reports.

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Bridgwater postal workers meet ahead of strike

Workers gathered outside the depot on Friday morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

Royal Mail staff at Bridgwater have attended a meeting ahead of their strike action this weekend over work practices.

They are walking out in a dispute over allegations of bullying and overloaded deliveries.

More than 100 workers at the depot in Friarn Street have already taken five days of strike action over the dispute.

It affected the TA5, 6 and 7 postcodes.

Postal workers plan strike action

Workers are striking over allegations of bullying and overloaded deliveries Credit: ITV News West Country

Mail deliveries in Somerset are facing disruption once again tomorrow as workers plan a day of strike action.

Staff in Bridgwater are walking out in a dispute over allegations of bullying and overloaded deliveries. More than a-hundred workers at the depot in Friarn Street have already taken five days of strike action over the dispute. It affected the TA5, 6 and 7 postcodes.

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Postal workers to discuss strike action

The Royal Mail Delivery Office in Weston-super-Mare Credit: ITV News West Country

A meeting will be held later by postal workers in Weston-super-Mare.

They voted to strike last week and will meet at the town's Royal Mail depot to discuss how long the action might last.

Workers at the Warne Road building are unhappy at changes that have been made to delivery rounds

Full report: second day of Somerset postal strike

Postal workers in part of Somerset are on strike for a second day after talks with bosses broke down. Managers have now been drafted in to deliver post.

But the Communication Workers' Union says only half the post will make it through letter boxes - as managers don't have enough local knowledge. Royal Mail say they hope the dispute's issues can be resolved.

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