Post office row continues, but strike does not close Boston’s main branch

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Strike action against a programme of possible post office closures failed to force Boston’s main branch to close on Tuesday.

Communications Workers Union bosses said all the 373 crown buildings across England were to be affected by the strike, the fourth round of such action against the possible closure of those offices.

However, the Boston branch, on Wide Bargate, was not forced to close and no picket line was in place.

A spokesman for the Post Office said the business was ‘disappointed’ about the action.

Wide Bargate is one of the crown branches which may close its current location and move into a smaller retail premises. Bosses argue that it costs £1.71 to make £1 at the current site.