Royal Mail Strike Action 2022

Royal Mail Strikes August & September 2022

24th August 2022, 11:11am in News by Amy Newham

Over 115,000 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters, will take strike action in the upcoming weeks. This will cause significant disruption to Royal Mail and Parcelforce services.

Don't get caught up in delays or cancellations and choose a discount parcel delivery service from our list of reputable couriers. Whether you need to send a small parcel to a large parcel, Interparcel has a low-cost service for your needs.

When are the Royal Mail strikes?

Royal Mail Strike Dates

Royal Mail postal workers will launch four days of industrial action in August and September. They plan to strike on:

  • Friday 26th August
  • Wednesday 31st August
  • Thursday 8th September
  • Friday 9th September

Royal Mail will aim to prioritize special delivery and tracked 24 parcels along with medical prescriptions and COVID-19 test kits where possible.

How are Parcelforce services affected?

Parcelforce Worldwide has also confirmed strike action and will not be taking ad-hoc collections and deliveries the day of the strike and the day before. Dates affected as follows:

  • Thursday 25th August
  • Friday 26th August
  • Thursday 30th August
  • Wednesday 31st August
  • Thursday 1st September
  • Friday 2nd September
  • Wednesday 7th September
  • Thursday 8th September
  • Friday 9th September

You will be unable to book any Parcelforce services on our website during this strike period.

What can I do?

Booking through a dedicated parcel discount and comparison site like Interparcel gives you access to a wide range of domestic and international services. We offer multiple reliable couriers and services, so the choice is firmly in your hands. It doesn't matter if you're a small business or individual shipper, no one wants to be caught in postage delays or disputes.

Simply enter your parcel details into our online quote tool for a free quote. You can filter results by price, speed or carrier. Depending on where you want to send the package, you can choose from Economy, Express, Next Day, Same Day and Timed shipping.

Unlike Royal Mail and other courier comparison websites, we don't hide behind screens or chatbots. Our real-life customer support team are available seven days a week via telephone, live chat and email to help resolve any questions you may have. We also offer parcel tracking online so you can keep an eye on your package's journey.

Save 5% on DX services - enter code "STRIKE5" at the checkout

To help keep the country's parcels moving, we are offering 5% off DX Economy and DX Express collection services. Discount valid from 24th August 2022 – 9th September 2022 (inclusive). Enter code "STRIKE5" at the checkout. Discount does not apply to transit cover.

DX Economy and DX Express UK services are suitable for parcels up to 95cm in length or parcel volume 35 x 35 x 35cm with a max weight of 20kg. You don't need a printer for either service, making it even more accessible to ship from home.

Book your parcel today

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