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Post Office chaos: Workers stage a second strike

31st Oct 16 11:21 am

There could be another walk out at Christmas.

Thousands of Post Office Workers and managers across the country are to stage a walk out on Monday after the controversy on current jobs, pensions and branch closures.

This will be the second time in two months and with Christmas on the horizon the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Unite haven’t ruled out further action later in the year.

The closure of the final salary pension scheme, job losses and the franchising of Crown Post Offices, (larger post offices found on the high street) has brought the dispute to light.

The Post Office has stated that this will not affect most of its branches.

The CWU general secretary, Dave Ward, told The Guardian: “The stakes have never been higher for the future of the Post Office, its workers and the communities they serve. The Post Office is at crisis point and the management and government need to listen to the workforce.

“Staff and the public are seeing little more than a glorified closure programme from the Post Office, and it cannot survive by simply cutting costs. We are calling for the government, as the owner of the Post Office, to step in, halt the cuts, and work with us to develop a proper strategy that will secure the future of the service.”

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