Wythenshawe councillor backs striking post office workers

Webb__C_2015Wythenshawe councillor Chris Webb has backed post office workers on strike today.

The Northenden Labour councillor has sent messages of solidarity and support to members of the Communication Workers Union and Unite who are staging a 24-hour walkout over closures, job losses and working conditions.

 

The industrial action is expected to have the most impact on 300 Crown Post Offices in town and city centres.

A union picket has been mounted at the Manchester CIT depot, Admiral House on Thompson Street today

Dave Ward, general secretary of the CWU, said the Post Office was at “crisis point”, and urged the government to stop the “cycle of closures, job losses and attacks on workers’ terms and conditions”.

Ivan Monckton, of Unite, accused the government of presiding over an “ill-managed decline” of the Post Office.

Kevin Gilliland, the Post Office’s network and sales director, said the Post Office regretted the unions’ decision to strike.

 

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