CWU members working in the country’s 373 Crown Post Offices have overwhelmingly supported strike action on Monday. Staff walked out at 1pm in offices across the country on their third round of strike action in the dispute over closures, job security and pay.
Andy Furey, CWU national official, said: “Strike action has been consistently solid today with another amazing response from our members.
“What has been noticeable today is the desperate attempts by management to try to keep offices open. Managers have been sent all across the country in a haphazard way which must have cost tens thousands of pounds. There seemed to be two managers for each single counter clerk in the offices they turned up to mob-handed. Despite these extreme efforts, we’re told queues at those offices were horrendous with managers often unable to perform basic functions.
“Instead of throwing resources and money at bussing managers around the country to work on strike days, the Post Office should put its energy and focus into resolving this dispute. Their staff voted by nine to one on favour of strike action and it’s about time they started listening.”