Postal workers strike over service dispute

ROYAL Mail workers today began strike action in Ipswich over what union representatives describe as a “slash and burn” approach to threatened modernisation.

ROYAL Mail workers today began strike action in Ipswich over what union representatives describe as a “slash and burn” approach to threatened modernisation.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) accused bosses of breaking a national business plan agreement and cutting jobs and services.

Distribution staff gathered outside Royal Mail headquarters in Ipswich during the first leg of strike action against a private equity firm taking part control of the service.

Royal Mail managers have been shipped in to try and minimise the effect of protests to services but some disruption is expected to deliveries in the Ipswich area tomorrow.

A spokesman said the Royal Mail was “extremely disappointed” that the CWU has called a strike.