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IOM Post Office and CWU left disappointed after further talks

No plans for further strike action at this time

Both sides of the Isle of Man Post Office dispute have been left disappointed after the latest round of negotiations.

Assisted by the Manx Industrial Relations Officer, members of the Communication Workers' Union met with the Post Office board again this week, but failed to reach an agreement.

IoM Post Office CEO Simon Kneen says despite progress in recent weeks, trying to divide up areas of the overall negotiation and gaining 'without prejudice' support on key aspects, the National Negotiator Terry Pullinger was unwilling to put the proposals to a member vote at this time.

Mr Kneen adds that they have sought to maintain the terms and conditions of the workforce, while remaining financially responsible and that the IOM Post Office must change and modernise in order to sustain the business for the future.

The CWU has advised it has no further plans for strike action at this time, but could call for strike action with seven days' notice, if the dispute continues.

The Post Office board says it is now awaiting a formal response from Mr Pullinger following the latest talks.

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