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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

NEXT WAVE OF POSTAL STRIKES

Strike action is due to take place as follows:

Thursday from 4am:

43,700 staff across the UK in mail centres, delivery units in mail centres, network logistic drivers and garage staff.

Friday:

MDECs (400 people in three sites - Plymouth, Stockport, Stoke. These workers assist mail centres by reading and entering mail addresses.)

Saturday:

77,000 delivery and collection staff across the UK.

Statement from Wimbledon Based CWU:


"Due to the involvement of Brendan Barber as an independent third party and because for the first time Royal Mail's Managing Director, Mark Higson, was directly involved in negotiations we have had the most useful and productive discussions over the last three days since the dispute commenced.

"Earlier today we tabled a proposal as part of the process that reflected the progress made in negotiations over the last few days.


"Had that proposal been agreed this would have enabled a period of calm and allowed further talks through ACAS with the intention of concluding a full and final agreement.


"At this point of time, we have not had confirmation as to whether our proposal is acceptable and therefore the strikes previously announced for the next few days will take place.

"We respect the confidentiality of the process currently managed by Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the TUC, and we are not prepared to comment on the detail of those discussions or our proposal.


"This series of strikes and future strikes can still be avoided and we remain available for discussions at any time, including tonight. We remain committed to reaching an agreed resolution."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

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