New strike at Crown Post Offices

Staff in hundreds of Crown Post Offices will stage a fresh strike on Wednesday in a long-running row over closures, pay and jobs.

Members of the Communication Workers Union will walk out for half a day from 12.30, the eighth round of industrial action since Easter.

The union is campaigning against plans to franchise or close 75 of the Crown offices – the larger branches usually sited in high streets – saying it will hit jobs, and adding that staff have not had a pay rise for more than two years.

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