Exeter: Posties wildcat strike

300 workers wildcat at the Exeter Mail Centre, “severely disrupting” postal services.

Submitted by Joseph Kay on August 30, 2006

Staff at the sorting centre walked out in support of a union official being disciplined over his sick leave - workers allege proper procedures have not been followed. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) have fulfilled their statutory obligation to state they are trying to get the workers back to work, while management have been scabbing.

The strike follows wildcats in Oxford in July, Wolverhampton in May, and Belfast and Plymouth in March. In addition there are upcoming official strikes over closures and job losses related to a franchise agreement with WHSmith, with a 70% vote in favour of strike action in Greater Manchester.