Post Office workers strike

Post Office workers at 114 branches directly owned by the Post Office have staged a one-day strike in a dispute over pay.

The strike closed the Crown Post Office, halting cash deliveries and collections from every one of the UK’s 11,500 sub-post offices.

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are angry over a pay freeze in 2021-22 and a 2% rise for the following year.

CWU Assistant Secretary, Andy Furey, said: “Our members delivered an astounding 97.3% yes vote, but Post Office bosses are ‘in denial’. They made an insulting offer for 2022 on top of the pay freeze for 2021, which just made our members’ determination even stronger.”

The union said it had a mandate for more strikes in coming weeks.