On Thursday, members of the CWU, the union that represents postal workers, went on strike. But upon the announcement of the Queen’s passing, the union called off its scheduled boycott for Friday.
The action was called off, according to CWU general secretary Dave Ward, “after the very sad news of the Queen’s demise, and out of respect for her service to the country and her family.”
In recent weeks, workers from a variety of businesses, including barristers, engineers at Openreach, BT call centre employees, and train workers, have walked out in pay conflicts as wages have not kept up with rising prices.
Strike action cancelled after the Queen’s death
The planned postal workers’ strike and rail worker walkouts have been suspended, and the rail delivery group has said train timetables will be normal now that strikes are not going ahead.
Network Rail has confirmed that trains will run as normal next week.
The train drivers’ union Aslef and the TSSA rail union have both cancelled planned industrial action for September.
The CWU cancelled a planned walkout after the Queen’s death was announced, out of respect for her service to the country and her family. The Communication Workers Union said that it had decided to call off tomorrow’s planned strike action out of respect for the Queen’s service to the country and her family.
Rail workers represented by the RMT were set to strike on 15 and 17 September, but the strike was suspended in honour of Queen Elizabeth.
The Royal College of Nurses has confirmed it will delay its ballot on strike action until further notice.
Trade unions have postponed their annual congress until later this autumn as a mark of respect for the Queen.
Workers across a range of industries have walked out in recent weeks in pay disputes as wages fail to keep up with soaring prices.
Events around the country, from sporting fixtures to strike action, have been cancelled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Buckingham Palace announced a period of royal mourning will be observed from now until seven days after the Queen’s funeral, the date of which will be confirmed in due course.
King Charles III, who has left Scotland to travel to London with his wife, the Queen Consort, is due to address the nation on television this evening.
All the events cancelled following the Queen’s death
The England and Wales Cricket Board said cricket will resume on Saturday to honour Queen Elizabeth II.
The Premier League and EFL agreed to cancel all games this weekend in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. The English Football League cancelled two games on Friday and players wore black armbands at Europa League games featuring British teams.
The opening weekend of the Premiership season will go ahead as scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, with a one-minute silent tribute to Queen Elizabeth taking place prior to each match.
The RFL has postponed the Sheffield Eagles v Dewsbury Rams fixture, but the Catalans v Leeds Super League elimination play-off will go ahead.
The Accession Council met yesterday at St James’s Palace to formally proclaim Charles III as the new sovereign. Charles holds his first Privy Council with Camilla and William. The first public proclamation of the new sovereign was read in the open air at St James’s Palace, and flags are raised to full-mast.
The Queen’s coffin will lie in state in St Giles’ Cathedral, and the House of Commons and House of Lords will meet in Westminster to pay their respects.
The Queen’s lying in state is expected to begin in Westminster Hall on Monday, following a ceremonial procession through London. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pay their respects.
The Queen’s state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey in Central London, and her coffin will be pulled by naval ratings – sailors – using ropes rather than horses. The military will line the streets and join the procession, and a national two minutes’ silence will be held.