The Communication Workers Union (CWU) the union that represents frontline Postal staff has called on its members who collect, sort, distribute and deliver parcels and mail to take strike action on Friday 26 August, Wednesday 31 August and for two days on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September 2022.
Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but they cannot fully replace the daily efforts of its frontline workforce. They will be doing everything they can to keep services running and recovering quickly, but customers should expect some disruption on these days.
Royal Mail apologises for the disruption that this strike action will likely cause you. Royal Mail wishes to reassure you that they will be doing everything they can to minimise disruption and get its services back to normal as quickly as possible.
Royal Mail is ready to talk further with the CWU to try and avert industrial action.
Whilst Royal Mail understands that even a threat of industrial action causes concern, customers can continue to send their parcels and letters and should post items as early as possible in advance of the strike dates. Royal Mail advises customers to keep updated by regularly reviewing www.royalmail.com/latest-news “