East End posties join national Royal Mail strike
HUNDREDS of postal workers from across the East End will be joining a national strike today in their on-going fight against working conditions and job cuts at Royal Mail. Around 600 members of the East London branch of the Communication Workers Union (C
HUNDREDS of postal workers across East London will be joining a national strike today in their on-going fight against working conditions and job cuts at Royal Mail.
Around 600 members of the Communication Workers Union East London branch are expected to picket outside the East London regional mail centre in Bromley-by-Bow in their 17th walk-out in five months.
And tomorrow they are joined by staff at two delivery centres at Emma Street in Bethnal Green and Tredegar Road in Bow.
The union’s Area rep Angie Mulcahy said: “I cannot see the strikes stopping unless we get an agreement. The workload is unachievable.”
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Royal Mail bosses insist they are doing all they can to reach an agreement and have brought in up to 30,000 temporary workers who they say will deal with the backlog caused by the strike.
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