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Post office staff to strike over franchise plan

Unions say staff have not received a pay rise for two years. Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Post office workers around the UK will strike on Easter Saturday in a row over jobs, pay and closures.

Staff at around 370 Crown offices – the country’s biggest post offices – will show their dissatisfaction with plans to close or franchise 70 sites.

Picket lines will be mounted outside the post offices, while customers will be urged to back the union's campaign.

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