Oxford’s postal workers are to vote on Sunday whether or not to enact another series of walkouts which will paralyse the mail network in the city. The news comes shortly after unofficial strikes left Oxford without post for almost a week. The new threats of disruption come in response to the leaking of confidential witness statements which were part of an inquiry into the previous strikes. The Communication Workers Union claims the statements ended up with a group of alleged bullies and that workers fear further harassment and intimidation unless something is done. The previous strike was also justified along these “health and safety” grounds. The previous unofficial strike caused widespread disruption to businesses as a huge backlog of undelivered mail piled up. The city council estimated the economic costs to local businesses at over £500,000. Pensioners and Businesses are once again expected to be among the hardest hit by industrial action. Students will also be affected, with some claiming to have given up on Royal Mail altogether. David Adams told Cherwell that “I’m shifting to pigeons” whilst the Lincoln Ball Committee decided to deliver all the tickets to last Saturday’s ball in person rather than chance the vagaries of the postal system.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004
RYAN WALKER and EILEEN KIZA To the Editor:Many of you are probably wondering the same questions we are: is Bayonne getting safer? How is our police force planning to keep up with the rate of population growth in our city? What is our police force doing to ensure the safety of our community on a daily basis?The Bayonne Civic League, launched earlier this year to inspire residents to become more active in our community, is delighted to announce that we will host a special meeting to give the community a chance to hear directly from our leaders in the police squad about what is happening in town. On Monday January 8, deputy chief of police Robert Geisler will host a session and Q&A with attendees on a range of important topics for Bayonne.If you are interested in learning more about what the police are doing to keep us safe – what they are noticing, how the trends are shifting in our community, and more – please join us on January 8. The meeting will be held at our usual location – the second floor of Hendrickson’s Corner on 31st and Broadway. The meeting will start at 7 p.m., and all are welcome to attend. RSVP is mandatory however, so please contact [email protected] by January 5 if you are interested in attending.If you are not able to attend but would still like to learn more, let us know. We are happy to add you to our mailing list so that you can receive more info about exciting upcoming events and charitable activities. Don’t hesitate to reach out.