Royal Mail Strikes

Last Updates 10 August 2022

What you can do to avoid delays:

In order to guarantee your parcel does not get delayed around these dates, we would recommend paying for DPD delivery instead of Royal Mail. However, if you're not in a rush, then Royal Mail will be working as hard as possible to get parcels delivered as soon as possible. 

Statement from Royal Mail:

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called on its members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters to take strike action on 26 and 31 August and the 8 and 9 September 2022. 

We’re really sorry for the disruption that this strike action is likely to cause to you. We want to reassure you we will do everything we can to minimise disruption and get our services back to normal as quickly as possible.

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: 

  • 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)