Post office workers to strike

Workers in hundreds of post offices are to stage a fresh strike next Monday in a row over pay, jobs and closures, the Communication Workers Union announced.

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Post office workers threaten Christmas strike

The postal workers' union has threatened to continue strike action into the Christmas period unless they can reach a "fair" settlement with Post Office management.

Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, said:

If the Post Office thinks this dispute will simply fade away they are sadly mistaken. The company's plans are to downgrade the network, reduce services to local communities and hit jobs in the network.

Next week's strike and the continuing sales ban activity will continue into the Christmas period unless management see sense and negotiate a fair deal for Crown office staff.

– Dave Ward

The union said next week's strike will affect up to 4,000 staff in 372 offices.

Post Office workers strike for 12th time since Easter

Workers in hundreds of Crown Post Offices are set to stage their 12th round of industrial action since Easter.

Members of the Communication Workers Union in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and most of Scotland will walk out on Monday, followed by a strike in a handful of branches in Scotland on Tuesday.

Staff are also taking other forms of action including a sales ban on financial products and services.

The union is opposed to plans to franchise or close 75 Crown offices, the larger sites usually found on high streets.


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