By Martin Neville
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
CROWN Post Office workers have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay and job security.
Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, returning an 88 per cent yes vote in a national strike ballot.
However, it is not known what the impact will be on the Isle of Wight where Post Office counters are run under franchise.
A CWU spokesperson said some Isle of Wight workers may choose to support the national action.
The CWU has given no indication of a date when the action might take place.
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by neil jacks
13th March 2013, at 21:33:03
DW, sad but true,
by david wright
13th March 2013, at 19:19:24
The post office union should be lobbying for more service options for counter staff to offer such as courier parcel handling not striking! The post office is in serious danger of becoming a dinosaur as very few things its offers today are not available elsewhere much easier and without queueing. Now the PO counters are separated from the Royal mail they should be allowed to be a proper mail service counter offering more than just RM services.
by T Rollingsworth
13th March 2013, at 15:38:43
You can't do a job like that and expect a lot of pay, they should be thankful they have jobs in this climate! If they want more pay, switch jobs! People seem to have this illusion of entitlement that I always find puzzling.Striking won't get anything done, it will just cause more tension between the PO and the unions and possible cause the PO to find creative ways of getting rid of staff so they can re-fill the post with people willing to work for that money.
13th March 2013, at 11:13:22
Job security, is there any such thing these days?
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