Thursday, August 02, 2007

Gone postal

My place of wage-slavery has gone out on unofficial strike in support of suspended fellow workers who refused to handle scab mail .

It has always been the tried and tested practice of postal workers that mail transferred from another area on strike , official or unofficial , does not get handled , it is blacked , until there is a return to work agreement at the strike-bound offices . Otherwise , it would be a simple matter for management to pick us off an office at a time . It is called Solidarity . Unity . There is not the luxury of time to call for an official union ballot or use the machinery of industrial relations . Direct Action is required immediately . That's why it invariably leads to wildcat strikes .

The unofficial strikes have now spread from Aberdeen in the North down to Liverpool . Now is the time not to isolate affected areas but to escalate and demonstrate that required solidarity and unity .

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