Royal Mail have announced that there will be further strike action over the coming 2 months with at least 19 days of strikes throughout various divisions in the postal network.
We will do our utmost to post parcels as early as possible prior to a strike day. If we notice that a strike day will be on a Friday or Monday, we shall only post items on the next day after strike action. We will do this in order to avoid that parcels are left idle in a Royal Mail depot for 3/4 days as this increases the risk of delay or loss.
The following is the official announcement on the Royal Mail page:
"The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called on its members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters to take further national strike action on the following dates:
- Thursday 13 October 2022
- Thursday 20 October 2022
- Tuesday 25 October 2022
- Monday 28 November 2022
Further dates have also been announced by the CWU for functional strike action which impacts parts of our operation on the following:
- Processing, Distribution, International, Collections, Admin: 3, 9, 15, 24 November and 1 December 2022
- Delivery: 4, 10, 16, 25 November and 2 December 2022
- Network: 2, 8, 14, 23, 30 November 2022
We’re sorry this strike action is likely to cause you some disruption. We will be working to get our services back to normal as quickly as possible. Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but we cannot fully replace the daily efforts of our frontline workforce. We’ll be doing what we can to keep services running, but you should expect significant disruption on dates when strike action is taking place.
On days when strike action is taking place:
- We will deliver as many Special Delivery and Tracked24 parcels as possible
- We will prioritise the delivery of COVID test kits and medical prescriptions wherever possible
- We will not be delivering letters (with the exception of Special Delivery)"
For more details on this strike action, and processing of deliveries by Royal Mail, please read the following article on Services during Industrial Action
on the Royal Mail website here: Royal Mail strike updates | Royal Mail Group Ltd