Christmas strike misery as Post Office workers stage five-day walkout and rail services are hit by industrial action

Britain is facing Christmas strike chaos after unions have announced walk-outs at UK’s 300 largest Post Offices - which handle 20 per cent of all post.

Cards and parcels could be delayed after Officials announced a five-day strike which will last until Christmas Eve. This will be the longest continuous strike in the 300-year history of the Post Office.

A Communication Workers Union rep stated “3,000 staff at 300 high street branches will walk out from Monday to Friday next week in a dispute over pensions, job losses and branch closures.”

The last posting days for Christmas presents are Tuesday Dec 20 for second class post and Wednesday Dec 21 for first-class letters and parcels. 

The strike will have an immediate impact on presents posted at the Crown branches or ordered over the internet. 

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