Post Office workers to strike

Workers at Crown post offices will today launch a fresh wave of strikes in an escalating row over jobs, pay and closures.

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Post Office strike action 'only causes more disruption'

The network and sales director at the Post Office has said he is "disappointed" after the Communication Workers Union said its members will launch a fresh wave of strikes from today. Kevin Gilliland added:

This action can only cause disruption to customers, cost our people money and place further pressure on the Crown network which is currently losing £37 million a year.

We must continue with our plans to turn around the Crown network to ensure we keep these branches on high streets and in city centres across the UK.

Post Office workers could take prolonged strike action

Crown post office workers are prepared to take prolonged industrial action to defend jobs and win a fair pay rise, the deputy general secretary of the Communications Workers Union said today.

Dave Ward added:

This is the first time we have announced two days of strikes at the same time and the first time we have announced back-to-back days of strike action.

This is a company which made £94 million profit last year and paid out £15.4 million in bonuses to senior managers.

It's a clear case of double standards and trampling those at the bottom for the benefit of those at the top.

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Post Office to stage fresh strikes over pay row

Workers at Crown post offices will today launch a fresh wave of strikes in an escalating row over jobs, pay and closures.

Workers at Crown post offices will today launch a fresh wave of strikes. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The Communication Workers Union said its members will walk out in the latest industrial action linked to plans to franchise or close more than 70 Crown sites - the larger branches usually found on high streets.

A UK-wide stoppage will be held today, staff in Scotland will strike on Monday, and union members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will stop work on Tuesday.