Early on Saturday 64 postal workers and managers in Dublin’s main mail centre were suspended in an ongoing row over changes to working practices and on Saturday evening a further 128 workers were suspended for refusing to carry out what the company says are normal practices. The company is now asking people in Dublin City and County not to post mail until further notice.
The CWU postal workers union membership voted for an all out strike but the CWU bosses delayed the strike for further talks.
If a union ballot calls for strike action (aer rinta/an post/dublin bus) then it is a clear direction to take the organised workforce, they decide by vote to strike, and the union bureaucracy in CWU & SIPTU turn their back of their own membership. In the way ICTU attacked the bin protesters imprisonments, they have once again clearly show that they are out of step with there own membership and unable to lead a union. Time for change, change the leadership or change your union.