Bundy post workers vow to strike

ABOUT 80 Bundaberg postal workers were set to take industrial action from midnight last night, after Enterprise Bargaining Agreement negotiations soured with Australia Post.

The disgruntled workers were following the lead of more than 200 of their colleagues, from across the state, who walked off the job yesterday to march to the Brisbane GPO.

Yesterday, Bundaberg workers were ready to take part in stoppages from one hour to 24 hours, and some said they would not check mail for stamps, allowing unstamped mail to get through.

The posties have been locked in an industrial dispute with Australia Post since 2006, with the most recent round of negotiations breaking down earlier this month.

The Australia Post employees want a new workplace agreement that protects penalty shifts, rosters and take-home pay.

They also want improved workplace safety conditions.

The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union confirmed on Tuesday that posties would strike in all states, except South Australia, from yesterday.



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