Post Office staff strike over franchising, jobs and pay

Workers at Crown Post Offices will stage a strike today, as part of a dispute over franchising, jobs and pay.

A protest outside a branch of a Post Office in Pimilico, central London, during a half-day national strike in April Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Members of the Communication Workers Union voted 88% in favour of strike action, on a 75% turnout on 8th March 2013.

Post Office staff have previously taken action on Easter Saturday, April 19 and April 29.

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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.