Postal workers in part of Bristol are to hold a series of strikes in the run up to Christmas. Talks with the Royal Mail broke up today without any agreement. Next week the workers' union, the CWU, say they will give the company a week's notice of their strike plans.
The men and women involved work at the Mead Street depot near Temple Meads. The post codes affected are BS4 and BS14.
Postal workers in Bristol are being asked to vote in favour of strike action ahead of Christmas. The Communication Workers Union have served a notice on Royal Mail for a strike ballot that will effect those working in the depot in Mead Street.
The ballot will open on the 13th of November and close on the 21st. If it goes ahead it will effect people in the BS4 and BS14 areas of Bristol.
Job Centre staff at a call centre in Bristol will strike today as part of action by the Public and Commercial Services Union. They say working conditions in call centres are oppressive and have unrealistic targets. 6,000 union members across the UK are taking part in the strike.
Staff from First Great Western are to vote on whether to strike in a row over bonus pay for working during the Olympics. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union say the offer made to them was "inadequate".
They say other transport workers are being given bonuses worth hundreds of pounds during the games.
Doctors across the region are expected to strike today in a row with the government over increases to pension contributions and later retirement ages.
The action has been organised by the British Medical Association and will affect all non-urgent work like outpatient appointments, but doctors will still see patients who are ill. Most doctors will be taking industrial action for the first time, with the last dispute almost 40 years ago.