UK postal workers stage mass strike over pay UK postal workers stage mass strike over pay
If you're a British citizen waiting for a package to be delivered by Royal Mail, expect a delay.
More than 100k of the company's workers- hailed as heroes for working though the pandemic- have walked off the job to fight for a wage-raise amid a deepening cost of living crisis.
The bosses at Royal mail, a 500-year-old Multinational, now privatized postal service claims the Communication Workers Union, which represents these strikers, has rejected a pay rise offer worth up to 5.5% after three months of talks. The Union's leader says that’s simply not true.
The walkout is being described as the biggest industrial action of the summer so far, which has already seen workers strike across the railways, ports and the courts.
They all come at a time when the UK is grappling with its highest inflation rate and soaring energy prices in decades. Today's strike is the opening salvo in a dispute that could reshape a British institution and the strikers here tell us they’re in for the long haul.