Post Office workers in Sudbury will walk out again on Monday after angering customers by striking on Friday.
Nine members of staff and a manager, all members of the Communication Workers’ Union, closed the East Street office at 2.30pm. The closure was met with a mixed reaction by customers, some of whom sympathised with the CWU’s plight while several were angered by it and frustrated at being unable to post parcels and buy stamps.
The protest formed part of the union’s protest against Post Office plans to partner 70 branches with other retailers and close six offices, which the union says could affect 800 jobs, as well as calling for a “fair” pay rise of 3.5 per cent for 2012/13 and 3.25 per cent the following year. The Post Office is offering staff up to £3,400 in instalments by April 2015.
Monday’s strike will see workers close the East Street office at 1pm.
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