Post Office workers across Britain are preparing to strike this Saturday in a fight against proposed closures and a continuing pay freeze.
There were protests at up to 30 threatened offices, from Cornwall to Scotland, last night. Activists say that Saturday’s picket lines will be buoyed by customers who are angry at bosses’ closure programme.
“My area has three proposed closures and we managed good protests at two of them last night,” a CWU union rep from north London, told Socialist Worker.
“We expect Saturday’s strike to be very solid – and so do management.
“They’ve been sending round ‘Super Briefers’ – a special type of manager – in an attempt to convince workers to accept the company’s business plan. But it’s not working.
“They had hoped our strike vote would be low but we won the ballot 9 to 1.
“Now we hear management called for talks at ACAS yesterday. The talks got nowhere but it shows they are nervous about the impact of the strike and terrified of bad publicity.
“I hope that fellow trade unionists, as well as customers and campaigners, can make it to our picket lines on Saturday morning to show solidarity.”