2,000 jobs cut this year
Post Office workers will go on strike on 15 September over branch closures, jobs and pensions, the Communication Workers Union has said.
The news comes as 2,000 job cuts have been made this year and the pension scheme has closed.
General secretary Dave Ward said: “The Post Office is relentlessly pursuing a programme of cuts that will mean a further 2,000 job losses, staff being left tens of thousands of pounds worse off in retirement and the privatisation of its flagship branches.
“We are making a simple demand. The Government needs to pause the cuts, convene a summit of key stakeholders in the industry and work out a strategy that gives employees and the public confidence that the Post Office has a future.
“The Post Office has got to get out of the cycle of closures, job losses and attacks on staff terms and conditions.
“It needs a serious plan to grow revenues in areas like financial services.”