Deaf News: Postmen and women go on strike to support Deaf postie with MS

Posted on November 13, 2015

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From the Bridgewater Mercury:

IF you’re expecting a letter tomorrow, you might be waiting a little longer than you thought.

Around 80 delivery postmen and women were on strike from 1pm in Bridgwater on Wednesday November 11.

They walked out of Bridgwater Delivery Office without a ballot, which currently means the strikers have no protection in being dismissed, in protest to Royal Mail’s refusal to reinstate worker, Andrew Mootoo.

Andrew is a postman who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and is also profoundly deaf.

He has been unable to work due to his condition diagnosis 18 months ago and allegedly, Andrew has been waiting so long for Royal Mail to support his return to work that his pay has been stopped and he has to rely on benefits.

Read the full story here: http://www.bridgwatermercury.co.uk/news/14024440.Bridgwater_postal_strike_after_postman_with_MS_claims_Royal_Mail_won_t_let_him_return_to_work/

 

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