UK Postal workers begin five-day strike

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UK Postal workers are due to begin a five-day strike today with the Communication Workers Union saying around 3,500 workers would take part in its industrial action, hitting hundreds of Crown Post Offices.

They will join rail and air workers in disputes about issues such as jobs, pay, pensions and safety.

The five-day CWU strike is in protest at job losses, the closure of a final salary pension scheme and the franchising of Crown Post Offices.