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Royal Mail Strike Action - Expect disruption in the weeks ahead

Royal Mail Strike Action - Expect disruption in the weeks ahead

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called on its members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters to take strike action on the following dates:

Strike dates are:

  • Friday 26 August 2022
  • Wednesday 31 August 2022
  • Thursday 8 September 2022
  • Friday 9 September 2022

There will be no deliveries of parcels sent with Royal Mail on the dates above.

In addition to deliveries not being made on the dates above, there will be no collections of parcels by Royal Mail from our business. The table below shows the impact these strikes have on collections and deliveries of parcels:

Date of Strike Action

Next collection and expected delivery dates

Friday 26 August

Next collection is Tuesday 30 August for delivery on or after Thursday 1st September

Wednesday 31 August

Next collection is Thursday 1 September for delivery on or after Friday 2nd September

Thursday 8 September,
Friday 9 September

Next collection is Monday 12 September for delivery on or after Tuesday 13th September

We are expecting there to be severe backlogs due to the strikes, and we are expecting deliveries via Royal Mail to take much longer than usual. There can be no guarantees to service levels.

Most orders placed with us that are under the value of £100 are sent using Royal Mail. We have put in place the choice to use our courier service instead (DPD Local Next Working Day) for those that require a faster service. We have chosen to offer this at a subsidised price of £6.25 inc VAT. 

Useful links for more information:

• You can find the latest industrial action information at
• You can sign up for proactive service updates at

Thank you for your continued business. We are working to minimise disruption and to get our services back to normal as quickly as possible. We will monitor the situation and update this page accordingly.

Kind regards,

Sean and the rest of the EGI Team


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