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Bristol Royal Mail delivery strike vote

07 Dec 2018, 17:35

https://www.cwu.org/news/bristol-royal- ... rike-vote/

Workers at Bristol’s South East Delivery Office (SEDO) could strike in the run-up to Christmas to win justice for one of their fellow workers.

In a ballot result announced this afternoon, 86% voted for the action, which was sparked by the disciplinary action taken against postman Barry Baker.

Explaining the issue, Bristol CWU Branch secretary Rob Wotherspoon said: “The management sacked Barry without notice back in October after wrongly accusing him of “a breach of business standards” – but they have never explained what this specific standard is or where it was agreed.

“Then he was accused by them of having “acted inappropriately” during a meeting where he was not allowed union representation – another allegation which he and the CWU totally refute.”

The sacking provoked an immediate angry response from Barry’s delivery colleagues, who held a spontaneous gate meeting at the unit and called for an industrial action ballot, a request that was approved by the branch and the CWU industrial executive.

Management agreed last week to reinstate Barry – but they insisted on imposing a disciplinary penalty short of dismissal and to transfer him to another office in a different part of the city.

“While we’re pleased to win his reinstatement, the workforce here rejects the idea that Barry should be forced out of the office,” said Rob.

“This brilliant ballot result shows the fantastic solidarity there is in this unit and the strong feeling that people all want to see Barry back at work here at SEDO where he belongs.

“There’s still the chance for RM to avert strike action – but they need to overturn this ridiculous decision.”

Bristol Royal Mail delivery strike vote

08 Dec 2018, 02:24

AND SURROUNDING OFFICES ARE DOING WHAT? NO DOCKET, WORK TO RMs OWN RULES, (taking breaks,no wallets,cutting off ect) THE UNION NEED THEIR ARSES KICKED, BECAUSE READING BETWEEN THE LINES HE IS ON A SUSPENDED DISMISSAL, WHICH THEY WILL FIND A REASON TO INVOKE JUST AFTER THE CHRISTMAS PRESSURE.... ALTHOUGH I DON'T KNOW THE REASON FOR SACKING THE POSTIE, 86% IS A GOOD ENOUGH TURNOUT.

Bristol Royal Mail delivery strike vote

08 Dec 2018, 09:52

Navalron wrote:AND SURROUNDING OFFICES ARE DOING WHAT? NO DOCKET, WORK TO RMs OWN RULES, (taking breaks,no wallets,cutting off ect) THE UNION NEED THEIR ARSES KICKED, BECAUSE READING BETWEEN THE LINES HE IS ON A SUSPENDED DISMISSAL, WHICH THEY WILL FIND A REASON TO INVOKE JUST AFTER THE CHRISTMAS PRESSURE.... ALTHOUGH I DON'T KNOW THE REASON FOR SACKING THE POSTIE, 86% IS A GOOD ENOUGH TURNOUT.

I read that in the lines and why are you shouting?

Bristol Royal Mail delivery strike vote

13 Dec 2018, 16:28

Postman Barry Baker will be welcomed back to work at Bristol South East delivery Office next Tuesday morning and strike action has been averted, after local management agreed not to compulsorily transfer him

Bristol Royal Mail delivery strike vote

13 Dec 2018, 17:11

Now if you were the manager's boss wouldn't you want an explanation as to why this whole farce took place?

They were wrong, reinstating him proved that, then they were wrong again, cancelling the transfer proved that. This isn't a mistake like a miss-delivery. When you sack someone you turn their whole life upside down. It's not something that you should get wrong so what does Royal Mail do with a manager that shows a complete failure in judgment?

In my opinion compulsory transfers used as a form of punishment are ridiculous.

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