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Post Office workers to disrupt Christmas deliveries

Robin Bowman

Robin Bowman
Dec 13, 2016

Now post office workers set to cause Christmas chaos.

First it was staff at Southern Rail, who begin a 48-hour walk today; now Post Office workers at 300 of the country’s largest sorting offices are set to disrupt Christmas post.

The offices, which control 20% of all post, are likely to be hit hard over the five days of action, which ends on Christmas Eve. The strike is certain to disrupt the sorting and so delivery of millions of parcels and cards.

The Communication Workers Union says 3,000 of its members will take part in the strike from Monday to Friday next week. They are in dispute over pensions, job cuts and branch closures.

The Post Office says the strike won’t affect Royal Mail and the company had put “robust contingency plans in place”.

What do you think? Are Post Office workers out of order? Should strikes at Christmas be banned?


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