Hours of talks on the Bridgwater Delivery Office Royal Mail dispute, that took place in London on Monday and Plymouth today, have broken down without agreement.
This means that the three day strike starting at one minute past midnight tonight, Wednesday, is on, to continue for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are still holding a solidarity hour between 8am and 9am every morning to which we would be delighted to welcome visitors and especially other trades unionists. The picket line gets going around 5am.
Messages of support can be sent by e-mail direct to me: any donations to the Bridgwater strike fund, which is now open, can be sent to Dave Wilshire at CWU, 20 Church Rd, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS5 9JA.
Financial support is now becoming important to maintaining the excellent morale of the 110 Bridgwater strikers.
Please make any cheques out to “CWU Bristol and District Amal” and send to the above address.
See you on the picket line!
The next national talks on the Bridgwater dispute between the CWU and Royal Mail are set for London on Monday.
Dave Chapple,Shop steward/branch chair