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Peterborough CWU have massively voted for strike action

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Postal workers in Peterborough have voted by 87.8% for strike action to win the reinstatement of a sacked colleague.

The postal worker was fired in July - action which the union argues both 'breached¯ and 'unreasonably applied¯ the company's conduct agreement.

Branch secretary Andy Beeby (CWU Eastern No5) says: 'The ballot result shows the huge strength of feeling among members that this sacking was unfair and must be reconsidered.

'It's their view and the view of this union that the allegations laid against our member here do not warrant dismissal,¯ he explained.

'In fact, in the case we made to management, our divisional rep Steve Butts cited 13 previous cases of comparable incidents which did not lead to summary dismissals.¯

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