Keynsham postal workers call off Christmas strike

Planned walk outs at Keynsham sorting office for the 23rd and 24th December have been called off.

The threatened action was in support of an employee who workers believed had been dismissed unfairly but talks are now continuing with the Royal Mail over the situation.

CWU Branch Secretary Rob Wotherspoon told The Week In this afternoon:  “We have made progress in talks with the business and so there are no current plans to take strike action.

“We still believe that Paul Hollow has been treated in a callous and unfair manner by his employer, and we are determined to return him to his round as soon as possible. Employers should be sympathetic to bereavement and mental health issues, not sack people for them. A full campaign for Paul Hollow will be taking place which may involve strike action in other offices in Bristol if we are unable to achieve a just resolution. “

The news came too late for our printed edition of The Week In which carries the original story about the strike.