Up to 900 members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) in 15 local centres may take part in the one-day stoppage this weekend August 7th. The union says it has been forced to strike because cuts are being applied in the Bristol area without agreement. Royal Mail accuses the union of reneging on a 2007 deal over modernisation of the service. Post services in the BS post code areas 1, 3, 4, 8-11, 13-16, 20, 26, 31, 37,41 and 48 are liable to be disrupted.
If the Royal Mail continues like this then more and more users will seek alternative ways to deliver their communications. In an age where there are so many alternatives you might think that the Royal Mail would be competing to gain your business not walking out and losing it.