More Royal mail strikes in Bristol

Bristol postal strikers
Strikers at Royal Mail in Bristol

Postal workers in Bristol were on strike today over a local dispute around sick pay arrangements.

Submitted by Mike Harman on July 16, 2007

The strike was in addition to Friday's national strike, there are currently no further plans for action on this particular issue.

The offices works on a "one-week off in six" attendance pattern which is now under attack from managers. They work six days per week for five weeks, then get a week off. Workers have been told to make up sick leave during their week off if they've had time off in the previous five weeks.

Local managers are also planning to fill all vacancies on a different contract, which is likely to affect cover and annual leave arrangements.

The CWU is likely to announce further national strikes tomorrow.