Leaders of Britain's striking postal workers today urged a return to work...but met a revolt?
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BV Jackson speaking
SV Demonstrators chant "We aint goin' back"
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SCU Jackson interviewed (SOUND)
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 6): REPORTER: "Mr. Jackson you've met some very angry members this morning?"
JACKSON: "Yes I have."
REPORTER: "What about last night's decision. Are you having some difficulty persuading them it was the right one?"
JACKSON: "Let's first talk about the angry members. In their situation, I would feel exactly the same. They're not yet in full possession of the facts. If I'd been them today I'd have felt just as they feel. I think it is important that they should see the facts that we're giving them today in a handout from headquarters and discuss this and then make their decisions."
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Background: Leaders of Britain's striking postal workers today urged a return to work...but met a revolt from militants over a formula to end the 44-day dispute. Jeers and catcalls greeted Union leader Tom Jackson until today the hero of the 220,000 mailmen, as he tried to explain the peace plan to a mass rally in London.