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Post Office workers strike over a “degrading excuse” of a pay rise offer which has led to ‘a collapse in their living standards’

by LLB Reporter
5th Jun 22 10:56 am

Post Office workers have gone on strike over a dispute in pay which has led to “a collapse in their living standards.”

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) at Crown Post Offices which are the larger branches have walked out.

CWU assistant secretary Andy Furey said, “Our members do not want to be in this situation, but they won’t accept humiliation either.”

“Our members worked hard to deliver an excellent annual profit for the company. Affordability isn’t management’s problem here.

“Frankly, their degrading excuse for an offer has only hardened members, who won’t tolerate a collapse in their living standards.

“We thank the public for their support, and we urge the Post Office to get around the table and thrash out a real settlement that treats key worker heroes with the respect they deserve.”

There are around 3,500 CWU members which are involved in the pay dispute.

A Post Office spokesman said, “We want to assure our customers that the vast majority of our branches are unaffected by CWU strike action.

“There are 114 branches, typically in city centres, that are directly managed by Post Office.”

“Over two-thirds would normally only be open between 9am and 12.30pm on a Saturday.”

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