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. 

    More from Local and National News

    Listener Club

    Get more with the Listener Club!

    • Alim OnAir Alim OnAir

      Have you a question about the religious, cultural or tradition aspect of Islam? Then join Hazrat Maulana Fazal Dad in the weekly show every Friday between 8-9pm.

    • Legal Show Legal Show

      Once a fortnight we dedicate a show to discussing legal issues and family / matrimonial law in particular. Alternate Friday mornings between 9am-11pm.

    • The Golden Era The Golden Era

      The golden era of Bollywood celebrated in this weekly show full of classics taking you back in time. Every Sunday between 5pm - 7pm

    • Bhangra Nights Bhangra Nights

      Get over the Weekday blues - Every Tuesday night is party night with the best Bhangra and Urban Asian Beats. The Bhangra Show every Tuesday between 8pm-11pm