A postal strike in Burnham-On-Sea has moved a step closer after local Royal Mail staff supported a national strike ballot.
Burnham-On-Sea.com understands that a vote of postal staff has found 97% support for industrial action.
Members of the CWU union say that Royal Mail bosses want to force through an array of ‘attacks on working conditions’ that are intended to turn Royal Mail into a company similar to parcel delivery companies such as DPD and Hermes.
However, posties in Burnham-On-Sea and other areas fear they would be on much worse terms and conditions.
One of the team at Burnham sorting office, who asked to remain anonymous, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “There is pretty much unanimous support here in Burnham for action to try and stop these damaging changes to the service. There is a strong feeling that action is needed.”
Rob Wotherspoon, CWU Branch Secretary, who recently visited the Burnham-On-Sea Sorting Office staff during a recent gate meeting, said: “The members know what’s at stake.”
“This is not just a strike about pay and conditions — this is an attempt to run down and break up the business.”
Postal strikes are being planned for our area on Black Friday and during the run-up to Christmas.