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Stamford Post Office in All Saints' Place closed due to strike

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The doors of Stamford Post Office are shut as workers stage a strike.

Staff at the Post Office in All Saints' Place are among the workers across the country taking part in a one-day strike in a dispute over pay.

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in April.

Stamford Post Office is closed due to a strike
Stamford Post Office is closed due to a strike

The union said the strike is over a pay freeze for 2021 and the offer of a two per cent increase from April this year, alongside a £250 one-off lump sum.

CWU official Andy Furey said: “Despite this union’s best attempts to avoid strike action, the Post Office has displayed no interest whatsoever in meaningful negotiations.

“As such, workers have delivered an overwhelming mandate for strike action.

A sign on the door of Stamford Post Office, which is closed due to a strike
A sign on the door of Stamford Post Office, which is closed due to a strike

“The current offer of a mere two per cent pay rise over two years is nothing short of an insult to these key workers who provided exemplary services to this nation during the pandemic.

“As the cost-of-living crisis mounts, working people across the country are facing stark realities.

“This isn’t any less true of Post Office employees, who deserve far better than the degrading offer currently on the table.

“Post Office management need to understand that by undervaluing these workers, they have provoked real anger across the country.

“We urge them to get round the table with us and reach a decent, fair agreement that shows respect for Britain’s key workers who kept post offices open for society during the pandemic.”

The dispute involves counter staff, as well as those in clerical, administration and call centres.

A Post Office spokesperson said: “We have been notified by the CWU that they have instructed their members to take strike action on Tuesday May 3.

“We want to assure our customers that the vast majority of our 11,500 branches are unaffected by this decision and will remain open throughout the day.”

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