Managers and volunteers have stepped into the breach to minimise disruption after nearly 1,000 postal workers went on strike today.
Post Office Counters’ staff at 29 post offices in south-east London started a 24-hour strike at 7am in protest over plans to privatise the Westminster Bridge Road crown post office.
In Coventry 500 postmen also went on strike at midnight to push for a five-day working week.
Post Office Counters and Royal Mail managers and volunteers in London and Coventry staffed the affected post offices and made essential deliveries.
John Main, sales and general manager for the Post Office in south London, said that the privatisation of post offices such as the Westminster Bridge Road branch, would help secure the long-term future of the whole post office network.
By Ben Willmott