Wednesday 18 January 2017

Wildcat post strike leaves households without mail

Jane O'Faherty

Published 18/11/2016 | 02:30

Homes in Dublin 6 got no post yesterday
Homes in Dublin 6 got no post yesterday

Households in parts of Dublin were left without mail as An Post workers embarked on a wildcat strike.

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The industrial action resulted in no mail service operating in the Dublin 6 area.

Customers living there were asked not to post anything into local postboxes.

However, post office services were not affected by the strike.

In a statement, An Post called on staff to "cease this disruption to customers by returning to normal working".

The company also asked those taking action to allow issues to be dealt with through industrial relations procedures.

Separately, a member of the executive of the Irish Postmasters Union (IPU) who had been under suspension has now resigned.

Tom O'Callaghan, a prominent member of the union, will resign from both the executive and membership of the union.

In a statement, the IPU said Mr O'Callaghan had been under suspension from the union since February 2015.

Mr O'Callaghan was unavailable for comment on his resignation.

A spokesman for the IPU would not give further details about Mr O'Callaghan's suspension last year.

Irish Independent

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