The prospect of a postal strike at the Royal Mail depot in Bedminster, Brisol drew closer today after a second meeting between officials from the Communication Workers Union and Royal Mail finished without agreement.
Both parties will however meet again next Thursday in a final attempt to reach a joint resolution.
Postal workers at the Mead Street site, which delivers mail to the BS4 and BS14 areas, returned an 81% “Yes” vote for strike action earlier this week and a mass meeting will be held on Tuesday.
At this meeting CWU Officials and workers will discuss the possible timing of strike action. This could take place during the busy Christmas period.
Despite limited progress today we are still some way apart on the main issues at the core of this dispute.
The fact that a further meeting has been arranged provides some hope. Should however, this not lead to a proposed resolution, that we can recommend to our members then we will have reached the end of the line and strike action will occur.
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A blustery start to the day will be followed by rain as the morning progresses.
A wet and windy start for many areas, with some heavy rain at times.
Cloud will thicken and rain will strengthen in the early hours, creating a blustery night.