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Post Office 'disappointed' by strike action

Wed, 05 Dec 2018

Isle of Man Post Office has said its very disappointed that members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have voted to support strike action.
Julie Edge MHK, Chairman of the Post Office, said: “Naturally it is disappointing this course of action has been determined, when it has the potential to cause maximum impact at a time of year when our valued customers heavily rely on our postal service, and trust us to deliver their special cards, letters and presents. It is also unfortunate this has been pursued when we remain open to negotiations. However, we can reassure our customers that should a strike materialise, a robust contingency plan will come into effect which will minimise disruption to the excellent service we usually provide.”

IOM postal workers have not taken industrial action for over 20 years but yesterday voted by 93% in an unprecedented 91% turnout to take strike action in protest.
Following the announcement of the ballot result, the CWU executive met and approved plans for a two-day postal strike right across the island, on Thursday the 13th December and Friday 14th.


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