The British Post Office Workers' Union has called out its 230,000 members in the first all-out strike in its history.
The British Post Office Workers' Union has called out its 230,000 members in the first all-out strike in its history. It wants an increase in pay of from 15 to nearly 20 per-cent for its members. The Post Office has offered 8 per-cent. The strike means that no letters are being delivered throughout Britain. Telephone operators who are members of the union have also been called out on strike but many of them have not responded to the strike call and have been turning for work as usual.
First reports indicated a massive response to the strike call. The Post Office say that it will cost them half a million pounds a day while the strike lasts. The executive of the Post Office workers' Union is not due to meet again until Sunday. But they could be brought together at short notice if another offer were made by the Post Office.