UK post, rail workers walk out in Christmas strikes

Britain faces a wave of industrial action this weekBritish postal workers began what could become the longest strike in the Post Office’s 300-year history Monday as part of a wave of industrial action that is also threatening Christmas travel chaos. Thousands of members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are planning to strike for five days in protest at job losses and pension changes, upping the pressure on Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May. The CWU said around 3,500 workers would be striking, hitting hundreds of post offices at the busiest time of the year for Britain’s postal service.

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