Royal Mail Postal Strike 2022

Parcel2Go are here to support you and your business through the Royal Mail strike.

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Royal Mail Strike Dates

The Royal Mail strike 2022 is scheduled to take place across several days in November and December, including:

October

13

Thursday

20

Thursday

25

Tuesday

November

24

Thursday

25

Friday

30

Wednesday

December

1

Thursday

9

Friday

11

Sunday

14

Wednesday

15

Thursday

23

Friday

24

Saturday
 

On national strike days, no letters will be delivered unless sent with special delivery. Royal Mail have said they will deliver as many special delivery and Tracked24 parcels as they can, prioritising medical prescriptions and covid tests. On strike days, no Parcelforce or Royal Mail collections will take place for business or regular customers. Between postal strike dates, disruptions will continue as services resume and return to normal.

If terms can be agreed, postal workers may return to work sooner than expected. So it’s a good idea to keep up to date with the Royal Mail strike 2022 latest updates so you can be sure your business parcel delivery won’t be affected in the long term. If you’re sending as an individual rather than a business, read how the Parcelforce and Royal Mail strikes could affect you.

Parcel2Go will let you know if anything changes with the Royal Mail strike dates.

 

Royal Mail Alternatives

If you use Royal Mail for your business shipping, you might look for an alternative courier service to use during the strikes so your sales aren’t affected. Parcel2Go is here to help.

We’re trusted by millions and can deliver your post and parcels to over 180 countries worldwide as well as within the UK. Easily compare delivery services from Yodel Direct, Evri, DPD and many more on top of our Royal Mail services. Whether you need collection or drop off, next day or large parcel delivery - we’ve got a service to suit your needs.

And as a business, you can integrate all the marketplaces and websites you sell on with Smart Send, our free shipping management platform. Automate shipping, manage invoices and easily handle returns - all from one place! Not only is Smart Send completely free but it can save you hours of time, so you can spend those precious working hours where it counts.

Sending a parcel with Parcel2Go is easy, affordable and can be a great business delivery solution while Royal Mail are on strike.

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FAQs

The postal strike 2022 only affects Royal Mail and Parcelforce. The Royal Mail Group is going on strike over pay disputes, but all other courier services such as Yodel Direct, Evri and DPD are still running as usual.

That means parcel delivery within the UK and international parcel delivery is still running as usual. Find an alternative delivery service while Royal Mail are on strike.

The Royal Mail strike 2022 is scheduled to take place across several days in November and December, including:

  • Thursday 24 November
  • Friday 25 November
  • Wednesday 30 November
  • Thursday 1 December
  • Friday 9 December
  • Sunday 11 December
  • Wednesday 14 December
  • Thursday 15 December
  • Friday 23 December
  • Saturday 24 December

On some of the Royal Mail strike dates only certain areas of the business will strike. For example, Processing and Delivery plan to strike on alternating days in November. We will keep you updated if Royal Mail strike dates change, but it's good to know there will be disruptions to Parcelforce and Royal Mail delivery throughout the entire strike period.

If you need to use an alternative delivery service during the Royal Mail strike, Parcel2Go has the cheapest parcel delivery in the UK from over 25 of the country’s most trusted couriers. We’re here to support you and your business during the Royal Mail strikes - just use our quick quote tool to find your parcel delivery solution.

Over 115,000 Royal Mail postal workers are striking over pay disputes as union members ask for a pay rise in line with inflation. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) have asked for pay that “covers the cost of the current cost of living.”

An agreement may be reached before all strike days are completed, but Parcel2Go can help with your parcel delivery needs in the meantime. If you’re looking for an alternative delivery service for your business during the strikes, get a quote and compare the prices from over 25 courier services across the UK.


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