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Sinn Féin support for striking postal staff

12 October, 2017 - by Elisha McCallion

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has voiced support for postal workers ahead of a two-day strike next week.

The Foyle MP commented: "Sinn Féin fully supports the Communication Workers Union members who plan to embark on 48-hour industrial action from October 19th.

"The union has an overwhelming mandate to pursue this action following an 89% vote in favour of it. Therefore, it is very concerning that management have warned  they may pursue High Court action to prevent the strike going ahead.

"They should respect the right of workers to engage in mandated legal action in pursuit of legitimate goals. In this case, the postal workers are opposing changes to their pension scheme which will see members losing up to a third of their retirement benefits.

"In those  circumstances, and even if there is some temporary disruption to services, I am sure the vast majority of the public will support the postal workers in this action."

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