Postal Strike begins in London

Deliveries will be affected in the Ealing area

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Postal workers have begun three days of strike action in London.

Delivery staff will strike on Wednesday, distribution workers on 9 July and mail centre staff on 10 July.

They're taking the action in a dispute over jobs and pay, amid claims of cutbacks to services.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) accused Royal Mail of "sulking" because privatisation plans have been halted.

Bosses said the union was "halting existing efforts to modernise Royal Mail in London".

July 9, 2009