23rd Oct, 2016

Post Office staff in Solihull to strike tomorrow over job and pension cuts

Aisling Kiely 14th Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

ANGRY Post Office workers in Solihull are set to stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow (Thursday).

The strike is part of ongoing disputes over job and pension cuts as well as the privatisation of flagship stores.

Dave Ward, Secretary of Communication Workers Union (CWU), said The Post Office desperately needed to escape the cycle of closures and attacks on staff terms and conditions.

He added: “The Post Office is at crisis point and the Government has to step in.

“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 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.”