Derby Post Office workers to join Easter strike
STAFF at Post Offices in Derby city centre are set to take part in a national strike on Easter Saturday in a dispute over shop closures, jobs and levels of pay.
Around 4,000 staff working at 373 Crown - or main - offices, handling 20% of all postal business, will strike on March 30.
The strike is protesting against plans to close and franchise Crown offices.
The Communication Workers Union said 88% of its members had voted in favour of strike action.
Last month, the Post Office announced it wanted to close up to 70 Crown offices and replace them with franchises based in other shops.
The two Crown Post Offices in Derby - which are in Midland Road and Victoria Street - will close in May.
A more “modern” branch will open in Babington Court, Babington Lane.
The union said it also wanted to secure a pay rise for Crown office counter staff, who have not had one since 2011, unlike other workers such as supply-chain staffers and postmasters.