POSTAL workers will no longer go on strike on Monday after progression in negotiations over better terms and conditions.
At the time the Herald went to press, Worthing Post Office staff were expected to walk out for 24 hours, but the industrial action was called off yesterday afternoon.
Shoreham Post Office was not expected to be affected by strike action.
The Post Office stressed the Shoreham Crown branch had remained open when the CWU had called strikes in the past.
A joint statement from Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union said they had made progress in current talks and were committed to finalising an agreement in the next two weeks.
The CWU agreed to stand down the 24-hour strike planned for Monday and Royal Mail agreed to extend the legal validity of the current industrial action ballot until Wednesday, November 20.
Both parties will now clear diaries to ensure all our efforts are focused on reaching an agreement by the Wednesday, November 13.
Meanwhile, firefighters across the county are still expected to walk out between 6.30pm and 11pm tomorrow, and between 6am and 8am on Monday.
Andy Hockley, Fire Brigades Union branch secretary, said: “We called one strike off, because there seemed to be progress, but talks seem to have broken down again. We hope a deal is reached before Friday.”
However, under the current crewing system, Shoreham is covered by retained firefighters at nights and weekends and these are not part of the strike.
Steyning is a retained fire station.