Post workers have begun a 24-hour pay strike, with more union action later this week.
Members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) are on strike Monday at Crown Post Offices, the largest branches that are usually located on main streets.
Supply chain and administration workers will go on strike on Thursday, which the union said will affect post offices.
The CWU said it was opposed to the Post Office’s offer of a 3% salary increase for the 2022-23 financial year, along with a one-off payment of £ 500 and no salary increase for the ‘exercise 2021-22, which he complained. it was well below the rate of inflation.
CWU Deputy Secretary Andy Furey said: “The fault for this disruption lies entirely with the top management of the post office, which has repeatedly failed, and deliberately refused, to establish a reasonable wage agreement. and just.
“Everyone knows that the only solution is a fair pay increase that adequately rewards members for their extraordinary efforts to serve the public and provide a cost-effective post office, while taking into account the extreme cost of living.
“Surely there is money available, but management does not want to give workers their fair share.
“Our message today to the employer is: do not waste the time of our members with misleading statements.
“Stop the turn and get serious about the payment. Until you do that, the strikes will continue.”