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Northern Ireland Post Offices are closed as union stages latest strike

By Alan Jones

Workers in eight Post Offices in Northern Ireland will today stage a fresh strike in a long-running row over jobs, pay and closures.

Members of the Communication Workers Union in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and most of Scotland will walk out of hundreds of branches, followed by a strike in a handful more in Scotland tomorrow.

It will be the 12th round of industrial action since Easter, while staff are also taking other forms of action including a sales ban on financial products. The union is opposed to plans to franchise or close 75 Crown offices, the larger sites usually on high streets.

In Northern Ireland, the following Post Offices will close: Antrim, Castle Centre; Ballymena, Wellington Street; Bangor, Main Street; Belfast City, Bridge Street and Shaftesbury Square; Coleraine, New Row; Londonderry, Custom House Street; and Newtownards, Frances Street.

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