Royal Mail Strike Action Updates

Royal Mail Strike Action Updates

Isle of Man Post Office would like to inform customers that planned strike action in the UK by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), representing postal workers employed by Royal Mail, is due to take place in the coming weeks.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) representing the majority of postal workers in the UK have announced strike action in the UK (upcoming dates are detailed below). Whilst inevitable that this planned strike action will cause delays to postal services, we recommend during this period that all customers post earlier than planned and stay up to date by regularly checking this page.

Royal Mail have confirmed that they will continue to accept our mail on the day of any action, meaning our outbound mail will be dispatched as normal. However, delivery of items will be subject to delay. 

We will continue to accept Special Delivery items (and Parcelforce 24 & 48 items) however, Royal Mail cannot guarantee delivery of timed delivery items for items sent the day before, during strike action and until our services are back to normal.  We will therefore, in line with Royal Mail, suspend time guarantee services and reinstate as soon as possible thereafter.  

Isle of Man Post Office will see disruption in the arrival of mail scheduled for the Island but will ensure mail is delivered as soon as possible when it is received here on the Island. All deliveries IOMPO undertakes for other delivery partners will not be affected and will continue as normal.

Isle of Man Post Office wishes to apologise for the inconvenience this may cause its customers. Isle of Man Post Office and its postal workers are not involved in the strike action and the disruption to our own customers is outside of our control. 

For further information please visit Royal Mail's website here.

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Upcoming Royal Mail Strike Action 

February 2023

The CWU has cancelled their planned strike action for 16/17 February 2023.

Disclaimer: The above information is correct as of 8th February 2023 however is subject to change at any time. 


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