United Kingdom -Fifth post office strike since Easter -May 28, 2013

Post Office workers are to strike for the fifth time since Easter in protest against planned closures, which could affect up to 800 jobs across the country. The strike action will occur across 373 stores and could be observed by 4,000 staff, after union members voted nine to one in favour of strike action. Strike action has already been observed on 30 March, 19 April, 29 April and 7 May 2013. There is massive public opposition to the closure and franchise plans and Post Office management have had to admit that their figures on the trade unions’ pay claim were wrong. Trade union CWU stated that talks have been held with no progress over major issues, leaving the unions with ‘little option’ other than to serve notice for more strike action.

English: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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