Royal Mail strike 2022: Is Royal Mail in London going on strike and why is strike action being considered?

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Around 1,500 Post Office workers will be walking could walk out next month

Post office workers from more than 100 branches across the UK are to vote on whether to strike or not, next month, in a dispute over pay.

This follows a growing trend of strikes across multiple different industries recently, starting with the RMT, which saw 50,000 workers walk out in the biggest rail strike for over three decades.

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It has also recently been announced that around 700 British Airways workers, stationed at Heathrow will also walk out during the summer holidays.

Communications Workers Union (CWU) said the larger Royal Mail branches, often located on high streets, will strike soon.

This upcoming strike, if it goes ahead, will be the third national strike by post officer workers this year.

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When is the planned strike?

The planned walkout is just for one day, and if it goes ahead, it will be on Monday, July 11.

Why is strike action being considered?

The walk out is a dispute over pay.

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The CWU said members had turned down a pay offer that was worth three percent with effect from April as well as a £500 lump sum, which the union claimed was ‘well below inflation’.

The strike will see around 1,500 workers walkout, causing ‘considerable delays’ for consumers, the union warned.

CWU assistant secretary Andy Furey said: “No worker wants to be in this situation, but Post Office bosses can’t be surprised that callous decisions are challenged by our members.

“This dispute is about dignity and respect for hard-working employees – essential public servants who, as key workers, provided unprecedented customer service during the pandemic.

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“Our members feel betrayed and will not tolerate their living standards being smashed by people in charge of a public service that due to our members’ efforts made tens of millions of pounds in annual profits.

“There is more than enough money for a reasonable pay rise – implementing this pay cut is a management choice, not a necessity.”

Post Offices in London that will be affected by the planned strike

Harlesden Post Office - 2 Wendover Road

Kingsbury Post Office - 439-441 Kingsbury Road

Northolt Post Office - 46 Mandeville Road

Redditch Post Office - 11 Alcester Street

Southall Post Office - 38 The Broadway

Wealdstone Post Office - 4 - 12 Headstone Drive

Barnet Post Office - 63 - 65 High Street

Canning Town Post Office - 22 Barking Road

Cricklewood Broadway Post Office - 193 Cricklewood Broadway

Golders Green Post Office - 897 Finchley Road

Hampstead Post Office - 79, 91a Hampstead High Street

Harold Hill Post Office - 18 Farnham Road

Kilburn High Road Post Office - 79a Brondesbury Villas

Kingsland High Street Post Office - 118 - 120 Kingsland High Street

Lower Edmonton Post Office - 1 - 7 South Mall

Roman Road Post Office - 138 Roman Road

Stamford Hill Post Office - 250 - 252 Stamford Hill

Baker Street Post Office - 111 Baker Street

Great Portland Street Post Office - 173 Portland Street

Kensington Post Office - 208 - 212 Kensington High Street

Knightsbridge Post Office - 6 Raphael Street

Paddington Quay Post Office - 4C Praed Street

Raynes Park Post Office - 1A Amity Grove

Aldwych Post Office - 95 Aldwych

Brixton Post Office - 242 Ferndale Road

Broadway Post Office - 1 Broadway

City of London Post Office - 12 Eastcheap

Clapham Common Post Office - 161 - 163 Clapham High Street

East Dulwich Post Office - 74 - 76 Lordship Lane

Eccleston Street Post Office - 6 Eccleston Street

High Holborn Post Office - 181 High Holborn

Houndsditch Post Office - 11 White Kennett Street

Islington Post Office - 160 - 161 Upper Street

Kennington Park Post Office - 410 Kennington Road

London Bridge Post Office - 19A Borough High Street

Lupus Street High Street - 121 - 125 Lupus High Street

Mount Pleasant Post Office - Rosebery Avenue

Vauxhall Bridge Road Post Office - 167 Vauxhall Bridge Road

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