Bristol post union warns of strike action across city

Union leaders representing Royal Mail staff are warning of widespread strike action across Bristol as part of a dispute over changes to conditions.

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) said the company had set "unrealistic targets" and was refusing to honour an agreement for increased summer leave.

The CWU said staff in Fishponds had asked for a strike ballot, adding other branches were expected to follow suit.

Royal Mail said it was committed to resolving the issue.

A company spokesperson said: "Royal Mail is fully committed to the process of trying to resolve concerns of postal workers based in Royal Mail's delivery office in Fishponds in Station Road, Bristol, by continuing to follow the national jointly agreed framework with the CWU.

"It is disappointing that a ballot for industrial action has been requested, but we remain hopeful that the issues can be resolved locally."

CWU spokesman David Wilshire said postal bosses had introduced "unworkable changes" to delivery patterns.

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