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More action by Royal Mail staff at Stanmore office could be on the way says union
A union has warned that staff at a Royal Mail sorting office could strike again following industrial action last week.
Workers from Stanmore’s Royal Mail sorting office walked out for a second time on Friday and Saturday over accusations of unfair workloads, bullying and harassment from senior managers.
It was the second picket outside the Parr Road depot, off Honeypot Lane by members of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU), who also went on strike on September 28.
Last week a deal was offered by Royal Mail management but staff turned it down and voted to take action again.
Ian Murphy, Harrow and District branch representative for the CWU, says there will not be any action this week but warned there could be more strikes later this month.
Mr Murphy said: “Management gave us one or two concessions but they were just not enough.
“All the staff feel very strongly about this and all voted in favour of taking action again. They are aware of the consequences to their pay packets but they feel the issues have not been addressed.
“Managements know there is a problem there but they haven’t done anything about it and they are not taking it seriously.”
Royal Mail says it was disappointed members of staff voted in favour of the second round of industrial action and apologised to customers for any inconvenience.
It is understood staff from other officers in different parts of the county were brought in to cover the action and keep deliveries going.
The strike in September was the first time the depot had taken industrial action, independent of national walkouts, since the 1980s.
An announcement on whether any further strike action will take place will be made later this week depending if a meeting between the union and management is arranged.
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