4,000 Post Office workers strike

Four thousand Post Office workers will strike today in a dispute against plans to freeze wages and close 20% of the network.

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Fourth Post Office strike since Easter for workers

Four thousand Post Office workers will strike today in a dispute against plans to freeze wages and close 20% of the network.

It is the fourth time workers will stage a protest since Easter, today's strike involves staff working at more than 370 Crown offices, affecting 800 jobs.

Post Office near Covent Garden, London as workers in the country's biggest Post Office will stage a fresh strike Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The Communication Workers Union says staff have not had a pay rise since April 2011.

It believes the Post Office's 'transformation' plans are based overwhelmingly on cost-cutting.

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