Subpostmaster members of the Communication Worker’s Union are to take the Post Office to court to demand workers’ rights. This would give retailers with an in-store Post Office the national minimum wage, annual leave, workplace pensions and reduced mandatory working hours. If the subpostmasters win, they will be entitled to at least £20,160 per year in wages plus operating costs.  Rolled out to all subpostmasters it would cost the Post Office more than £197m per year. Currently, subpostmasters receive commission fees rather than wages. The Post Office recently reduced commission fees citing faster transaction times, leading to a wider dispute over retailer payments. Subpostmaster and the  CWU’s postmaster branch secretary Mark Baker Branch said: “The status of the subpostmasters contractual relationship with the Post Office has always been a source of argument.” Baker said the new legal action would “Settle this argument once and for all,” using the recent Uber case as the precedent. Uber was recently taken to court by its drivers and forced to give them the worker’s rights including those the CWU is now demanding for subpostmasters. When informed ...