Isle of Man postal workers have voted unanimously to ballot for industrial action in protest at planned cuts.
The move came following a mass meeting this afternoon (Sunday) at the Sefton Hotel of members of the Communication Workers’ Union.
Union boss Terry Pullinger said afterwards: ‘Just came out of a mass meeting of the Isle of Man postal workers who have shown great dignity and self respect by voting unanimously to ballot for industrial action in defence of themselves and a great public service.
‘This is against the backdrop of the most horrific cuts to service and terms and conditions I’ve ever seen, from a board who know the price of everything but the value of nothing.
‘Very proud of these workers today, the day that we did right was the day we decided to fight.’
The vote for industrial action came after talks broke down between the unions and management over proposals to modernise the Post Office, including changes to postal workers’ pay, terms and conditions and pensions.
Other planned changes include reducing postal collections from six days a week to five, and cutting the number of sub-post offices and reducing their hours.
Source: IOM Today