UK-Wide Postal Strike Announced

(BBC) – MORE THANĀ 12,000 POSTAL WORKERS are to strike on Friday in a row over jobs, pay, and services, the Communication Workers Union has announced.

The 24-hour strike will affect cities ranging from Edinburgh to Plymouth.

It follows a series of strikes in cities in recent weeks, with workers in London taking part in a three-day strike earlier this month.

The union has accused Royal Mail of cutting the pay of employees and reducing services.

Dave Ward, the union’s deputy general secretary said: ‘There are serious and growing problems in the postal sector which urgently need resolving.

‘We have renewed our offer of a three-month no-strike deal to Royal Mail in return for meaningful talks over modernisation.

‘The current cuts, bullying managers, and ever-increasing workloads on a shrinking workforce cannot continue.

‘Pressure and stress is at breaking point for postal workers.’

Workers based in London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Darlington, Stoke-on-Trent, Plymouth, Norfolk and Essex will be taking part in the strike.

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