At All Colour, we want to keep you updated on the upcoming Royal Mail postal strikes, that may affect you in the next couple of months. Here is what we currently know:
Why are Royal Mail going on strike?
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) have reported that Royal Mail members have had an unagreed 2% pay deal imposed on them, not only during a cost of living crisis, but also as Royal Mail have announced Group profits of £758 million which will be paying out millions of pounds to shareholders.
97.6% of Royal Mail members of the CWU voted to take action due to their pay and working conditions which has already taken place in September, and will continue to take place over October, November and the beginning of December.
Members at Royal Mail want to receive a pay rise that will fully address the cost of living, especially as they can clearly see that the company can afford to pay their staff more.
Next Due Royal Mail Strike Action Dates
How will this affect you?
As staff go on strike throughout the upcoming months, there will be a nation-wide disruption with postage of letters and parcels. Royal Mail recommend that you should still post your letters and parcels how you would normally, advising you to post the earliest you can so that the delay isn’t as long, just less frequent. Royal Mail will also be posting out as many Special Delivery and Tracked24 letters as possible, but they are unable to guarantee that it will arrive on time.