Details released of how next week's strike action by Royal Mail workers will affect Fenland

DETAILS of how Fenland s post will be affected following last week s positive ballot for strike action have today (Friday) been released by the Communications Workers Union. There will be no mail processed at the Peterborough Mail Centre next Thursday and

DETAILS of how Fenland's post will be affected following last week's positive ballot for strike action have today (Friday) been released by the Communications Workers Union.

There will be no mail processed at the Peterborough Mail Centre next Thursday and no deliveries to anywhere in the PE postcode area next Friday.

The Peterborough Mail Centre and Delivery Staff, including drivers, will take industrial action from 4am next Thursday for 24 hours.

No mail will be processed for other parts of the country on that day, and no mail will be moved to other delivery offices in the PE postcode area for delivery.


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There will also be no delivery to the PE1, PE3, PE4 and parts of PE6 areas in Peterborough on Thursday.

The following day, the delivery offices in the rest of the PE postcode area - including Peterborough Orton PE2, PE7 and PE8 - will take part in the national industrial action. This will mean there will be no deliveries anywhere in the PE postcode area next Friday.

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Adam Oakes, area delivery representative, said: "The CWU is sorry to have to take this action and would like to reassure the public and businesses that it is doing everything it can to avoid industrial action and will continue to do so.

"The CWU has made a formal offer to Royal Mail to resolve the dispute, however Royal Mail has rejected this out of hand.

"The CWU and its members feel that the service is being ran down by Royal Mail to increase profit and bonuses for its senior managers who last year shared �10million between 13 current and former executives, at the expense of the service and the postmen and women on the street, who are concerned about the future of their jobs."

Last week workers voted overwhelmingly for nationwide action in a row over pay, working conditions and reform. Royal Mail last week described the strikes as "an appalling and unjustified attack on customers".

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