POST workers have launched a 24-hour strike over pay, with further industrial action planned later this week.
Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are on strike Monday at Crown Post Offices – the larger branches usually located on high streets.
Supply chain and administrative workers will go on strike on Thursday, which the union said will impact branch post offices.
The CWU said it was rejecting the Postal Administration’s offer to provide a 3 per cent pay rise for FY 2022-23, as well as a one-off £500 lump sum payment and no pay rise for FY 2021-22, which it lamented was well below the rate of inflation.
CWU Deputy Secretary Andy Furey said: “The blame for this disruption rests solely with the Post’s senior leadership, which has repeatedly failed – and willfully refused – to reach a reasonable and fair wage agreement.
“Everyone knows that the only solution is a fair salary increase that properly rewards members for their extraordinary efforts in serving the public and providing a profitable post office, while accounting for the extreme cost of living.
“There is certainly money, but management doesn’t want to give the workers their fair share.
“Our message to employers today is: Don’t waste our members’ time with misleading statements.
“Quit the skidding and get serious about the pay. Until you do, the strikes will continue.”
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