Post workers begin UK strike
Postal workers across the UK began a two-day strike at noon today, heralding days and possibly weeks of disruption for businesses and consumers.
The strike was called by the Communication Workers Union, and went ahead after last-ditch talks with Royal Mail this morning failed to reach an agreement.
The dispute is expected to bring severe disruption to postal services for several days. It is the latest phase of the battle between Royal Mail and the union over pensions and pay.