Halloween Sees Solid Post Office Workers Strike On Merseyside
The strike was solid on Merseyside and we were joined by CWU retired members, GMB members and the media inc Liverpool Echo and BBC Radio Merseyside. So plenty of publicity. Many Labour NW MPs, MEPs and Cllrs tweeted their support, including Labour’s Metro Mayoral candidate Steve Rotheram MP.
The Liverpool Echo covered the strike in Liverpool with the headline of 'Why Post Office Staff Marched Through Town In Halloween Costumes Today', and a sub-heading of 'What might happen to your Christmas post is the really scary part'!
It's report said;
Striking postal workers marched through the city centre in Halloween costumes this morning over cutbacks to jobs, branches and pensions.
The article continued:
The strike comes after a similar walkout in September , which saw several Post Offices closed and picket lines set up outside.
Whilst the article said that Post Office management claimed they are responding to customer needs, the evidence is to the contrary, with many communities being left without local Post Offices and Crown Offices almost an endangered species.
Source: Carl Webb / Liverpool Echo