More information about the CWU’s campaign can be found here save Our Post Office
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is fighting to save our nation’s cherished Post Office network.
This campaign has recently been launched by the CWU in response to the bombshell announcement that 74 Crown offices are to be franchised (privatised) to high-street retailer WH Smith – a move which will impact some 800 jobs and drastically cut services to communities.
The CWU is fighting back, with a range of high-profile local and national campaign activities being planned over the next few months – particularly in the run-up to Christmas.
The crisis in the Post Office created by senior Post Office management has forced the Communication Workers Union (CWU) to announce five days of strikes in the week leading up to Christmas, targeting the 300 Crown Offices.
The Post Office managers, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, will be joining with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) in targeting the 300 Crown Offices on what is believed to be the busiest day of the year when people send cards and parcels to relatives and friends outside the UK.
Thousands of Post Office staff will walk out on strike on 31 October 2016 in a dispute over jobs, pensions and closures. This will be the second day of strike action by Communication Workers Union members in a dispute over job losses, the closure of the DB pension scheme, and the closure and privatisation of Crown post offices. The union is not ruling out further action in the run-up to Christmas.
The Bristol Trades Union Council banner and delegates will be visiting the Galleries Post Office picket line at 10am on Monday, 31st October 2016 and are urging all trade unionists to support the picket line.