Replace on Royal Mail Strikes

Industrial motion by the Communication Staff Union (CWU) will proceed in November. The strike motion will proceed to disrupt the UK mail community and likewise delay the despatch of parcels abroad. Workforce members at All the pieces Dinosaur are working laborious to attempt to mitigate the impression of this strike motion on their clients.

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All the pieces Dinosaur crew members have taken steps to assist minimise disruption for patrons, however as a result of industrial motion, UK and abroad deliveries of parcels shall be topic to delays. Strike motion is more likely to proceed and trigger disruption to Christmas deliveries. Image credit score: All the pieces Dinosaur.

A Assertion from Royal Mail

All the pieces Dinosaur has obtained the next assertion issued by Royal Mail’s administration:

“The Communication Staff Union (CWU) has notified us they plan to name on their members who gather, kind and ship parcels and letters to take six days of strike motion in November. Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, however we can not totally change the every day efforts of our frontline workforce. We’ll do what we are able to to maintain providers working, however you need to anticipate disruption when strike motion is happening.”

Royal Mail and the CWU – Facilitation

The CWU and Royal Mail have collectively agreed to interact with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), in a bid to resolve this present dispute. Each events are working laborious and want to see a decision, nevertheless, there are important variations of their respective positions. A preliminary session passed off on Tuesday twenty fifth of October with a follow-up assembly on Thursday twenty seventh of October. The deliberate strike motion in November continues to be scheduled to go forward.

What Does the Strike Motion Imply for Postal Providers?

The deliberate strike motion scheduled to start in November is completely different to the nationwide strike motion which had occurred beforehand. Totally different components of the Royal Mail community shall be affected on completely different days. The Communication Staff Union is taking industrial motion in several components of Royal Mail on completely different days of the week.

Royal Mail has summarised the impression these strikes are anticipated to have on providers, within the desk beneath:

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A desk summarising the impression on mail providers as a result of scheduled CWU strikes (autumn/winter 2022).

Desk credit score: Royal Mail

Disruption to Supply and Assortment Providers

All the pieces Dinosaur has quite a few collections by Royal Mail scheduled every week. The character of this industrial motion signifies that our warehouse collections shall be affected on sooner or later throughout every week of strike motion. Bigger car collections usually tend to be affected on 3 and 9 November and smaller van collections on 4 and 10 November. Nevertheless, Royal Mail are unlikely to have the ability to present us with advance discover as to which of our collections shall be affected.

Supply providers may even be affected. UK Prospects is not going to obtain postal deliveries on both Friday 4th of November or Thursday the ninth of November.

All the pieces Dinosaur Working Laborious to Assist You

All the pieces Dinosaur has applied contingency plans to assist to minimise the inconvenience for patrons, however with the on-going Royal Mail industrial motion and strikes at UK ports the recommendation given in earlier weblog posts stays pertinent.

Please store early for Christmas!

For info on All the pieces Dinosaur’s customer support/delivery and deliveries: All the pieces Dinosaur – Buyer Service.

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All the pieces Dinosaur advises clients to buy early for the festive season.

A spokesperson from All the pieces Dinosaur commented:

“We’ve a particularly good relationship with all of the supply corporations that we work with, though we’re starting to see delays in parcel deliveries as a result of this industrial motion. We’ve our personal plans in place to assist minimise any disruption to our clients, we’re working weekends to make sure that orders might be despatched as promptly as attainable, with the intention to scale back any delays. We do advise that it’s best to buy early to keep away from disappointment within the lead as much as the festive season.”


Following a authorized letter from Royal Mail, the Communications Staff Union (CWU) has known as off the economic motion scheduled for the two, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 10 of November. Royal Mail and the CWU are as a result of attend additional talks on the thirty first October (2022).

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