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Post Office staff set for Easter strike
2:46pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
POST Office staff are set to go on strike at two branches in north Essex.
Members of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) have voted to take industrial action on Easter Saturday.
The action is part of a dispute against Post Office plans to close or franchise 76 Crown offices, to protect jobs and services, and secure a pay rise for staff who have had no rise since April 2011.
A Post Office spokesman said it did not yet know what the impact would be as it would depend on the number of people taking part.
Only Crown branches - not franchises - will be affected, and branches in North Hill, Colchester, and High Street, Clacton, could be affected by the strike. Neither are listed for closure or franchising.