Postal strike set to cause disruption

IPSWICH today faced disruptions to its mail deliveries after the latest in a series of postal strikes. The Communications and Workers Union (CWU) said today's industrial action at the Royal Mail centre in Commercial Road, would affect the town.

IPSWICH today faced disruptions to its mail deliveries after the latest in a series of postal strikes.

The Communications and Workers Union (CWU) said today's industrial action at the Royal Mail centre in Commercial Road, would affect the town.

CWU Suffolk branch secretary Dave Scott said: “Today's action is part of an ongoing dispute and this is the fourth day in a series of one day 24 hour strikes.

“We are striking partly due to pay but also a disagreement over new technology and planned later deliveries.

“Instead of deliveries by 9am or 10am the latest plans will mean firms and households will not get their mail until later in the day.”

Mr Scott, 42, who has worked as a post man for 26 years, said with the exception of Hadleigh and Kesgrave, deliveries were not expected to be made in the IP1 to IP10 areas.

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CWU members across the county will be taking part in industrial action at various Royal Mail sites until August 8.

A Royal Mail spokesman said: “Only part of Royal Mail's workforce will be taking action on any particular day during this strike and we will be working through the disruption to collect and deliver letters for our customers as quickly as we can.

“The union's publicly stated aim of causing maximum damage to Royal Mail, and therefore its customers, is completely at odds with its claim to support the postal service.”

Has your business or household been affected by the industrial action? What do you think? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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