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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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Royal Mail 'disappointed' at Bridgwater workers' decision to strike

It is disappointing that our colleagues are continuing with industrial action in Bridgwater. We remain hopeful that the issues can be resolved by continuing to follow nationally agreed processes with the Communication Workers Union (CWU). Discussions with the CWU are ongoing and progress is being made. Royal Mail would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused as a result of the CWU’s action – and will be implementing a comprehensive contingency programme to minimise any disruption.

– ROYAL MAIL SPOKESPERSON

Royal Mail 'disappointed' at Bridgwater workers' decision to strike

It is disappointing that our colleagues are continuing with industrial action in Bridgwater. We remain hopeful that the issues can be resolved by continuing to follow nationally agreed processes with the Communication Workers Union (CWU). Discussions with the CWU are ongoing and progress is being made. Royal Mail would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused as a result of the CWU’s action – and will be implementing a comprehensive contingency programme to minimise any disruption.

– Royal Mail spokesperson

Postal union says more strikes to follow

The union CWU says more strikes by delivery workers at Royal Mail are to come.

Delivery workers at Bridgwater are walking out in a dispute over changes to delivery rounds and part-time working.

They claim managers are being drafted in to do their work are costing Royal Mail a fortune.

CWU say only half the mail will be delivered over the three day period because managers won't be able to cope due to lack of local knowledge.

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