By Jerry Hicks, Bristol CWU Support Group.
The Bristol CWU Postal Workers Support Group met last week. Strikes go ahead and have been solidly supported in the Bristol and District Branch. Solidarity activities in the last week have included letters to the local press, collections and donations and invitations to meetings.
Window posters “I’M BACKING OUR POSTAL WORKERS. DEFEND OUR PUBLIC SERVICES” have gone down very well and up very quickly. Unite the union have again instructed postal managers in the CMA section of Unite that they should work normally and not scab by getting bussed around the UK to do CWU members’ jobs. The 2 suspended workers at Severn Beach RDC are out of the workplace indefinitely and need messages of support. This can be done through this e-mail, the CWU or Facebook.
On Friday 6th November there will be a “protest” outside the Severn Beach warehouse, ( Bristol RDC, Western Approach Business Park, Severn Beach, BS35 4GG) which is where the agency workers are being sent. We will meet at 1300 until 1415 to talk to workers about the true nature of the jobs being carried out in the centre. We will leaflet the workers going in for the 2pm shift and coming out from the 6am shift and give them the CWU’s position, they should not go into work, they should join the union and support the call for strike action to defend the Postal Service.
Next meeting of the Support Group will be Wednesday 11th November, 6.30pm, at CWU HQ 20 Church Rd. Lawrence Hill.
CWU Support Group Contacts
Linda Nunns: Phone 07806 772 682
Jerry Hicks: Phone 07817 827 912 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org