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IOM Postal Workers pay dispute still unresolved

11th August, 2010

IOM Post Office staff are no closer to resolving a pay dispute, Communication Workers' Union national officer Terry Pullinger has warned. This followed the latest meeting on Friday to try to find a solution.

Mr Pullinger met the Post Office's acting chief executive Mike Kelly and said later: 'The situation is extremely difficult, exacerbated by ridiculous broad brush public sector pay freeze, we are no closer to an agreement,'

The Post Office, a statutory authority, was hit by the government's public sector pay freeze which came into effect this year.

Mr Pullinger said.

'We are exploring where there could be consensus between us.'
He said members were feeling 'frustrated, angry and demotivated' by the situation.

The CWU had threatened that its members – about 300 out of a total workforce of 452 – could strike unless a deal to overcome the dispute over a pay freeze was reached.

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