Postal strike: don't worry if your car tax disc is stuck in post due to strike

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Gardai said they will use common sense and discretion if people don't have tax or insurance discs on their vehicles due to the postal strike. Members of the public in Co Kildare are still coming to terms with the industrial action and how it will affect them. The disruption was sparked by an ongoing dispute between the Communications Workers' Union (CWU) and contractor IO Systems. An Post asked people not to post items today - the second such warning since Friday - as they will only add to an increasing backlog of mail. And motorists have been reassured by gardai this morning that they  won't be unfairly penalised if they don't have tax or insurance discs on their cars due to the strike. A Garda spokesman said: "Of course every vehicle must have valid tax and insurance documents displayed but officers will take the strike into account in such cases and use their discretion and common sense." A post master in a post office in south Kildare - who did not wish to be named - said this morning that a number of customers were complaining about the strike and seeking further information.

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