Royal Mail have updated the last days to post before Christmas, as strike action by members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters continue to take industrial action.
National strikes will be taking place on Friday 9th, Sunday 11th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th of December, with the planned strikes causing disruption to postal services across the country.
December usually sees a surge in postal usage as people send cards and parcel in the run up to Christmas. Royal Mail have revealed the last dates for Christmas delivery, with users asked to “allow plenty of time for posting”.
What are the Last Post Days?
- Wednesday 7th December – Royal Mail Bulk Mail Economy
- Monday 12th December – 2nd Class, 2nd Class Signed for, Royal Mail 48
- Friday 16th December 1st Class, 1st Class Signed for, Royal Mail 24, Royal Mail Tracked 48
- Monday 19th December – Royal Mail Tracked 24
- Wednesday 21st December Special Delivery Guaranteed
How are Postal Service Affected on Strike Days?
On the days when national strike action is taking place Royal Mail will:
- Deliver as many Special Delivery and Tracked 24 parcels as possible
- Prioritise the delivery of Covid test kits and Medical prescriptions wherever possible
- Not deliver letters (with the exception of Special Delivery)
The public are asked to post their items as early as possible in advance of strike days and to continue posting items at Postboxes or Post Offices, however collections will be less frequent when strike action is taking place.
For the latest information regarding the last days to post visit https://www.royalmail.com/christmas/last-posting-dates with information on the strike action available at https://www.royalmail.com/latest-news