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.

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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.