Postal workers at a depot in Bristol will hold a series of strikes before Christmas following the breakdown of talks with Royal Mail today.
It's the first time the Mead Street depot in Bedminster has been on strike for 15 years.
Communication Workers Union spokesman Dave Wilshire said other depots are 'on the brink' of joining the action:
Managers seem incapable or unwilling to recognise the problem the postmen and women are facing on a daily basis.
We have no choice but to act following a series of meetings attempting to resolve this issue.
Royal Mail will receive notice next week for the first in a series of strikes in the run up to Christmas.
Posties claim they have unacceptable workloads following a series of changes by Royal Mail, who have previously claimed the problems were due to sickness levels at the depot.
Managers had been drafted in to help with the backlog of mail.
More top news
As Hollywood hit the red carpet for the "Fury" premiere on Sunday, Brad Pitt paid tribute to his unusual co-star; a WWII tank from Dorset.
After smashing the competition in the final of the U.S Open this weekend, squash player Mohamed Elshorbagy has been made the world #1.
Paul Reddan was 'jousting' with another driver at high speed when the fatal crash happened. Tonight he's starting a six year jail sentence.