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Postal workers in Liverpool stage unofficial strike

Postal workers at Liverpool's new main delivery centre have walked out on unofficial strike.

About 100 staff, who moved from Copperas Hill to Brunswick Dock three weeks ago, claim Royal Mail has broken promises.

They have accused it of withdrawing redundancy offers and say parts of the new depot are too cramped.

A Royal Mail spokesman said it was in talks with the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) to resolve the strike.

'Members are angry'

He said the unofficial action was "affecting deliveries in the Liverpool 1 and Liverpool 3 postcode districts" and was over "an operational issue".

CWU branch secretary Mark Walsh said: "Redundancies had been agreed and quotes have been given, so there must be a paper trail to this and now Royal Mail have reneged on those agreements and members are angry.

"The area where PO box letters are stored is too cramped and we have said for a while that the new building is not fit for purpose."

A Royal Mail Spokesman said: "We are talking to the CWU and doing all we can to resolve the situation as soon as possible."

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