UPDATE: Danish PostNord service resumes work after strike

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UPDATE: Danish PostNord service resumes work after strike
A strike at PostNord could delay deliveries. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Staff at the Taastrup terminal of Danish postal service PostNord have resumed work after a strike which the company said could affect deliveries.


Staff at PostNord's Taastrup terminal resumed work on Thursday afternoon, after striking from Wednesday evening.

The company confirmed the strike in a statement earlier on Thursday, saying it could result in delayed deliveries in the coming days. Following the resumption of work by sorting staff, PostNord said that, as of Friday, it was working to remove the backlog. Letter deliveries could be delayed by a single day, the company said.

“I can confirm that a strike began yesterday, in breach of the collective bargaining agreement, at our post terminal at Taastrup,” PostNord director of communications Andreas Brethvad said in Thursday's statement.

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“The strike in question is among staff who handle letters,” he said.


The company was unable to comment on the reason for staff taking the action, saying that was a matter for their trade union, 3F.

Any delays to deliveries may be relevant news for British residents in Denmark who plan to vote by post in the upcoming UK General Election.

READ ALSO: The key deadlines Brits in Europe need to know to vote in the UK election

When voting by post, you will be sent a ballot paper which will need to reach the polls by polling day, July 4th, or ask for a proxy vote, where a UK-based voter you trust can vote on your behalf.

You can also travel back to the UK on election day and vote in person in the constituemncy where you're registered, but unless you just happened to be planning a visit home at that time anyway, it's probably more convenient to apply for one of the two above options.

If you apply for a proxy vote online you've got a bit more time, but you'll need to submit your application for this by 5pm on June 26th.



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