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Crown post offices strike for survival

3 December 2016

Members of the Communication Workers Union mount a picket at St John’s Wood Post Office, London, on 3 December 2016. Photo Workers.

Members of the Commuication Workers Union in Crown post offices across the country are on strike today (3 December), protesting against further “managed decline” of British postal services.

Both Labour and Tory/LibDem governments have presided over the destruction of a once super-efficient service by opening it up to competition under instructions from Brussels. CWU members were split when it came to the EU referendum. Too many voted Remain, so by implication against their own industry and jobs, and the interest of the public.

They are now taking rearguard action, but Brexit offers the opportunity, by coming out of the Single Market, to save and build on the remnants of the Crown Post Office.