9 August 2013
Please see below an appeal for solidarity and financial support from 110 postal workers striking at Bridgwater delivery office in Somerset and bullying management. They have already struck for five days.
*Their next four strike days are Sat 10 August, Mon 12 August, Sat 17 August and Mon 19 August.
They may also be out striking for a full week in September, coinciding with the CWU’s planned national ballot of its 115,000 postal industry members for strikes over privatisation, workload, pay and pensions.
Strikers at Bridgwater have been leading the way, with militant strikes and 90+ consistently on the picket lines.
Message from the strikers:
COMMUNICATION WORKERS UNION BRISTOL AND DISTRICT BRANCH BRIDGWATER DELIVERY OFFICE 7th August 2013 Bridgwater Royal Mail dispute:
Our strikes need support from the wider trade union movement more than ever—the employer is out to break us without a doubt! The original issues are still with us and unresolved: un-agreed cuts to full-time jobs and overtime; failure to negotiate with the union; failure to pay money for previous savings; too many and too many bullying managers. Royal Mail, unlike many previous legal official and unofficial strikes at Bridgwater, are digging in and refusing to consider reasonable compromises.
So please get in touch, see you on our next picket line—sorry they are so early in the morning! And a genuine thank you from 110 strikers for your support so far……five strike days gone, four coming up and another week long strike requested……please let me know if you can come down and speak to our picket lines: overnight accommodation available.
Dave Chapple, Shop steward/Bristol CWU Branch Chair 07776 304 276