Post Office Managers Protest In Pay Row
Post Office managers will take their first industrial action in 34 years later this week in a dispute over pay.
Members of the Unite union, which represents 900 managers, will work to rule for 24 hours on Friday and refuse to do any overtime.
They will also refuse to travel outside of their hours or work anywhere other than their normal place of employment.
Unite accused the Post Office of "dragging its feet" for 16 months over a pay deal and warned of further action if the row is not resolved.
National officer Brian Scott said: "This is an important day for Unite members in the Post Office.
"They are keen to impress upon their employer their dissatisfaction with the failure to reach a pay agreement with the union and see this an opportunity to protest.
"No one wants to take this action, but the intransigence of the employer makes this necessary."
A Post Office spokesman said: "We are disappointed that Unite has chosen to call industrial action at a time when we are continuing constructive discussions to resolve the current dispute.
"We are confident that the majority of our managers do not support this action and will be working as normal on Friday.
"The Post Office remains committed to reaching an agreement with the union on pay and has already established a lot of common ground.
"Building on this, rather than taking industrial action, must be the priority for both parties."