Post Office strike planned for 15th September

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) has confirmed it is planning a one day strike next week on the 15th of September. About 3500 Post Office staff are members of the CWU mostly at crown branches. The strike will be supported by 700 post office managers who are members of the Union.

CWU general secretary Dave Ward explained the reasons for the action: “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. The Post Office is at crisis point and the government has to step in.”

Kevin Gilliland, Post Office’s Network and Sales Director, says of the strike: “We can reassure our customers that 97 per cent of our 11,600 branches will not be involved in any action that goes ahead. We will also work hard to minimise any disruption to customers in our 300 Crown branches should they be affected by strike action.

We are making steady progress to modernise the UK’s biggest retail network. These changes are needed to make our services better for customers and ensure that Post Office branches thrive at the heart of communities for future generations.”