It has been confirmed that Royal Mail workers will strike for four days in August and September. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has rejected a pay rise offer “worth up to 5.5 per cent” following a three-month period of talks.
The strike action will involve around 115,000 employees.
When are the strikes?
Strikes are currently planned for:
- Friday 26 August
- Wednesday 31 August
- Thursday 8 September
- Friday 9 September
What is the impact?
Royal Mail has advised that letters will not be delivered on strike days, however it does have plans to minimise disruption. On strike days, Royal Mail will:
- Deliver as many special delivery and tracked 24 parcels as possible
- Prioritise delivery of Covid test kits and medical prescriptions where possible
- Deliver no letters (with the exception of special delivery)
People are advised to post items as early as possible.
Advice for customers
Given the disruption to the Royal Mail postal service, it is important that – where possible – customers use couriers to share original documentation instead of the Royal Mail to avoid delays.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Customer team. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.