From the Morning Star:
POSTIES who staged an unofficial strike returned to work “over the moon” last week, after winning a pledge from bosses that a colleague with multiple sclerosis will be allowed back to work.
Sources say the strike to save their pal’s job at Royal Mail’s Bridgwater delivery office in Somerset was “deliberately timed” to follow the Trade Union Bill vote, which passed its third reading in the Commons on Tuesday.
Andrew Mootoo, who is deaf and suffers from severe MS, has been kept off work for 18 months against his will.
Bosses reportedly said he would get stuck on the loo if he was allowed back.
Another reason given for keeping him off was that managers were using his lunch break rest room — for disciplinary purposes.
The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) says Royal Mail tried to dump the long-serving staffer last year.
He subsequently passed a fitness to work test, but was then pushed out after bosses “invented a new test which they ensured he would fail,” according to reps.
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