New Winter of Discontent over pay and jobs: Members of CWU on strike outside the Royal Mail Battersea sorting office off Lavender Hill on Thursday 15 December pictured with Paul McDonnell from RMT (second from left). Paul, who led the RMT members locally in the national strike on 13/14 December, presented £400 donation from BWTUC to the strike fund. The GC on Monday also donated £400 to local RMT branches strike hardship funds. It agreed to attend picket lines for the RCN nurses on strike at local hospitals. Solidarity with all trades union members in disputes coming to a head over this winter to get better offers in the face of inflation levels not seen for 40 years.