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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 9. 1963.

VUW Men On Strike

VUW Men On Strike

The postmen came out on strike last Wednesday when asked to deliver bulky sample packets of Surf with their usual load of mail. The postmen (about 50) include some 10 to 15 university students.

One of the postmen claimed it was a physical impossibility to deliver up to 500 of the bulky packets with their usual mail.

They offered to deliver the mail as usual without the Surf samples but the Postmaster-General refused the offer, presenting them with the ultimatum: the lot or else!

The postmen decided "or else" and refused to deliver the mail. About three remained on the job out of 50.

"As far as we are concerned." says the Post Office Association, "this is an illegal strike. Although we feel they might have some right on their side, we would prefer to handle it differently."