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Postal strike starts today

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Audio: We asked the
people of Hadlow how they felt about the postal strike

He said: "We just won't get any money in. No post - no

Mr Gorringe said his business received 70 per cent of its income
through the post.

It's quite a different story for Terry Williams who manages
Chatham Couriers Services.

He said: "Christmas has come early, as far as I'm concerned."

He said he had seen a 50 per cent rise in business in the past
week. He has even had to increase his team from 13 to 16 to deal
with the extra work.

"Royal Mail have shot themselves in the foot... people are
looking for a reliable service and the Royal Mail isn't giving it
to them".

The CWU has accused Royal Mail and Business Secretary Lord
Mandelson of not getting involved in talks to end the dispute.

Lord Mandelson said: "National strike action is not in the best
interests of the company, the workforce or the hard- pressed
consumers and businesses that depend on Royal Mail".

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