More than 115,000 British postal workers began the strike

More than 115,000 workers at Britain’s Royal Mail RMG.L began the first of four days of strike action on Friday in a pay dispute which the postal group said was likely to cause significant disruption for customers.

It is the latest in a spate of labour stoppages to hit Britain as workers demand higher wages in the face of a cost-of-living crisis, with energy bills soaring and inflation projected to exceed 13% later this year.

We are going to fight very hard here to get the pay rise our members deserve, Communication Workers Union General Secretary Dave Ward told Sky News.