Bridgwater postal workers strike for three days

Over 100 Royal Mail workers have been on strike in Somerset against new working practices which would see them lose hundreds of pounds.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 19, 2007

Royal Mail managers have been sent to Bridgwater to cover the strikers' work, which was set to last from Friday to yesterday.

130 workers at the sorting office are on strike over plans to reorganise working practices. One postal worker on commented that he "would lose £500-£600 a year if we agree to the pay and changes."

Previous strikes have been staged at Bridgwater including wildcat strikes in 2002 calling for a shorter working week.

More information
Postal Workers' Ballot results - discussion about the national strike vote over pay