All 114 Post Office branches affected by strikes in July over pay row

By Hiyah Zaidi
Thursday, 30th June 2022, 11:06 am
Updated Monday, 4th July 2022, 7:32 am
This is what you need to know about the scheme from the Post Office (Photo: Shutterstock)
This is what you need to know about the scheme from the Post Office (Photo: Shutterstock)

Thousands of Post Office staff at more than 100 branches across the UK will strike in July in a dispute over pay.

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) who work at 114 Crown Post Offices, which are run directly by the Post Office, will walk out on 11 July 2022.

It comes after Royal Mail managers voted to strike on Wednesday (29 June), with members of the Unite union saying it would announce strike dates in the coming days.

The union said Royal Mail plans to cut 542 frontline delivery managers’ jobs alongside a redeployment programme to bring in worsening terms and conditions.

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    The dispute involves around 2,400 managers across more than 1,000 delivery offices.

    Why are Royal Mail workers walking out?

    Crown Post Offices will close for one day as workers strike against a real-term pay cut.

    The union rejected a pay offer it said was worth 3%, on top of a freeze from April 2021, plus a £500 lump sum.

    It described the offer as “insulting” given that inflation has just hit 9.1% - its highest rate in 40 years.

    The Post Office said the vast majority of its 11,500 branches would be unaffected by the strike action, which will be the third national industrial strike by its workers this year.

    A post office spokesman said: “There are 114 branches, typically in city centres, that are directly managed by Post Office and on previous strike days over a third have opened as usual.

    “We’re disappointed that the CWU have made the decision to strike but remain hopeful that we can reach a pay agreement soon.”

    Which branches will be affected by strike?

    The following Post Office branches will be affected by strike action on 11 July:

    - Antrim

    - Bangor

    - Belfast City

    - Edinburgh City

    - Glasgow

    - Haddington

    - Inverness

    - Kirkwall

    - Londonderry

    - Newtownards

    - Saltcoats

    - Springburn Way

    - Stornoway

    - Wester Hailes

    - Barnes Green

    - Bransholme

    - Bridlington

    - Chester Le Street

    - Crossgates

    - Eccles

    - Furness House

    - Grimsby

    - Hyde

    - Kendal

    - Manchester

    - Morecambe

    - Morley

    - Poulton Le Fylde

    - Prestwich

    - Rotherham

    - Salford City

    - Sheffield City

    - South Shields

    - St Johns

    - Sunderland City

    - The Markets

    - Birmingham

    - Breck Road

    - Caernarfon

    - Didsbury Village

    - Harlesden

    - Kettering

    - Kingsbury

    - Leigh

    - Leighton Buzzard

    - Matlock

    - Milton Keynes

    - Northolt

    - Old Swan

    - Oswestry

    - Oxford

    - Redditch

    - Southall

    - St Peters Street

    - Stamford

    - Stockport

    - Wealdstone

    - Barnet

    - Cambridge City

    - Canning Town

    - Cricklewood

    - Dereham

    - Golders Green

    - Hampstead

    - Harold Hill

    - Kilburn

    - Kingsland High Street

    - Lower Edmonton

    - Roman Road

    - South Ockendon

    - Stamford Hill

    - Bideford

    - Dunraven Place

    - Gloucester

    - Liskeard

    - Merthyr Tydfil

    - Mutley

    - Nailsea

    - Newquay

    - Paignton

    - Port Talbot

    - Stroud

    - Teignmouth

    - Yate Sodbury

    - Baker Street

    - Bexhill On Sea

    - Cosham

    - Great Portland Street

    - High Street (10)

    - Kensington

    - Knightsbridge

    - Melville Road

    - Paddington Quay

    - Portsmouth

    - Raynes Park

    - Romsey

    - Westbourne

    - Windsor

    - Worlds End

    - Aldwych

    - Brixton

    - Broadway

    - City of London

    - Clapham Common

    - East Dulwich

    - Eccleston Street

    - High Holborn

    - Houndsditch

    - Islington

    - Kennington Park

    - London Bridge

    - Lupus Street

    - Mount Pleasant

    - Vauxhall Bridge Road