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Post workers walk out over job cuts

PUBLISHED: 16:30 24 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:36 05 October 2010

POSTAL workers in East London are on strike again tomorrow (Saturday) to stop the threat of job cuts and imposed’ changes at Royal Mail. They are among 7,000 staging a walk-out across London affecting deliveries across the capital

By Gemma Collins

HUNDREDS of postal workers in East London are on strike again tomorrow (Saturday) to stop the threat of job cuts and imposed’ changes at Royal Mail.

Staff at Whitechapel and Bethnal Green distribution centres man picket lines for 24 hours from 6am, affecting deliveries in E1 E2, E8 and E9 postal districts.

They are among 7,000 staging a walk-out across London affecting deliveries across the capital.

Postal workers’ union rep Mark Palfrey told the East London Advertiser today: “We want Royal Mail to negotiate change, but they give us no option but to take strike action to defend our jobs and the future of our industry.”

Royal Mail insists the workers are attempting to halt the industry’s modernisation.


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