CWU calls strike ballot in dispute over staffing levels and workloads


The CWU has officially announced a strike ballot among Royal Mail staff in Bristol in a dispute over staffing levels and workloads.

Officials believe members will vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, which is likely to hit the delivery of mail in the lead-up to Christmas.

The union has called a mass meeting of staff outside the Mead Street depot in Bedminster, next week.

Ballot papers are due to go out next Tuesday (13 November).

CWU Bristol branch official David Wilshire said “These postal workers have shown tremendous restraint in not requesting a ballot previously, but now think that enough is enough and have felt the need to take a stand”.

Around 100 people work at the Mead Street depot, which covers postcodes in the south Bristol area.

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