The chances of a postal strike in part of Bristol grew greater today after talks to resolve the ongoing dispute broke up without agreement.
However, both sides are due to meet again on Friday 22nd November in a further attempt to find a settlement at the Royal Mail depot in Mead Street.
Postal workers at the site are currently balloting about strike action and this closes on 21 November 2012.
“No progress has been made today but the fact that a further meeting has been arranged offers a glimmer of hope. The result of the ballot will be known on Wednesday next week and we will be holding a mass meeting of our members on Tuesday 27 November”.
“The ball now lies firmly in Royal Mail's court as to whether we go to the mass meeting with a proposed agreement, or to discuss what type of strike action will be requested”.
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Cold temperatures, feeling chilly in the wind
This evening will start dry and clear, but there will be showers moving in from the northwest at times throughout the night.
It should stay mainly rain-free but there may be showery spells around dawn.