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CWU members vote for Post Office strike action

Members of the Communication Workers Union have voted in favour of industrial action.

07 March 2011

Strike negotiations could soon occur following a vote from members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

Members of the body responded "overwhelmingly" in favour of industrial action following a dispute centred around pay and job security among staff at the Post Office.

More than 90 per cent of the CWU voted for the strike with a turnout of 66 per cent.

Negotiations strategies may need to be formulated after the organisation appealed to the Post Office to "table a realistic pay offer" for its counter staff.

Commenting on the results, CWU deputy general secretary Dave Ward claimed the vote sends a "clear message" to managers that workers are not willing to accept "double standards" in terms of pay.

"However, this ballot is about more than pay; it is the job security of our members and the future of the Crown office network which is also at stake," he said.

This comes after members of the Aslef union at Arriva Trains held industrial action last month, which led to widespread rail travel disruption.

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