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‘Little disruption’ as posties walk out over sackings
9:30am Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
MORE than 100 postal workers went on strike yesterday to protest about the sacking of two colleagues.
The 130 Communication Workers Union (CWU) members from the sorting office in Sandy Lane, Oxford, which serves 45,000 homes, say that the posties – who were not yesterday named by officials – were unfairly dismissed.
They believe that Royal Mail did not take into account their 50 years of combined loyal service and their clean records.
Postman Derek Luckett said: “We believe they were unfairly dismissed, so this is about getting Royal Mail to review the cases.”
The union says both the postmen were dismissed earlier this year and both are going to employment tribunals.
Royal Mail spokesman Val Bodden said: “We apologise to customers for the disruption. We were able to deliver a vast majority of mail and all Special Delivery items and respond to customers calling into the inquiry office to pick up undelivered parcels.”
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