Melbourne mail hit by wildcat strike
sweet east pearl | June 12, 2008 at 03:50 pmby
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BREAKING NEWS: A WILDCAT strike has halted postage services across Melbourne, after mail sorters walked off the job.Mail into and out of Victoria will also be affected by the snap strike by several hundred mail workers at the Dandenong letters processing centre.
The angry workers stormed off off the job yesterday afternoon over the loss of Sunday penalty shifts that took about $160 out of their pay packets.
The strike has stopped about four million mail items being delivered.
A picket by a group calling itself Union Solidarity outside the Nathan Rd centre since about 5.30pm yesterday has stopped any letters being handled and stopping postal drivers from collecting the mail.
Australia Post has attacked the unexpected strike as "irresponsible" and said they had no idea about the reason for the dispute.