Heads Up - Disruptions expected during Royal Mail strike

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We are expecting disruptions during the Royal Mail strike and advise that you place orders as early as possible in advance of the strike dates.

When are the Royal Mail strikes?

Royal Mail staff plan to strike on:

  • Friday 26 August
  • Wednesday 31 August
  • Thursday 8 September
  • Friday 9 September

How will services be affected?

Royal Mail has said letters will not be delivered on strike days.

The company has apologised to customers, but says it has plans to minimise the disruption.

In a statement it said: “Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but they cannot fully replace the daily efforts of its frontline workforce. We will be doing what we can to keep services running, but customers should expect significant disruption.”

On days when strike action is taking place, Royal Mail says it will:

  • Deliver as many special delivery and tracked 24 parcels as possible
  • Prioritise the delivery of Covid test kits and medical prescriptions wherever possible
  • Not be delivering letters (with the exception of special delivery) 

Items posted the day before, during or in the days after any strike action will be subject to delay.

Royal Mail said it cannot guarantee delivery of all special delivery items by 9am or 1pm next day, so it is suspending the regular guarantees while strike action is occurring.


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