Strike Action Updates

Strike Action Updates

All the information you may require related to the Communication Worker's Union (CWU) planned strike action on Thursday 13th December and Friday 14th December 2018.

IOMPO expresses its sincere apologies to customers whose service will be affected through the CWU choosing to undertake strike action, on what will be the lead up to the business’s busiest weekend of the year. Therefore, IOMPO urges customers to post early and order online as soon as possible for Christmas and avoid leaving it until nearer the time. IOMPO will do all they can to work with the CWU to avoid the strike.

Regular updates will be posted to this page so please do check back.


Maintaining the flow of mail to and from the Island over the two strike days will be IOMPO’s priority and Post Office management is planning for the worst case scenario to try to minimise disruption to customers and delay to their mail. With potentially more than 200 experienced members of staff out on strike, customers are advised that an Island-wide doorstep delivery of standard post will not be possible. IOMPO will prioritise premium services (Special Delivery and Parcelforce 24), Yodel parcel deliveries and business services for commercial clients. Depending on how many people attend for work on the strike days, IOMPO will try to deliver and collect as much other mail as possible.

Special Delivery and Parcelforce next–day guaranteed items will be delivered on strike days although may be subject to a small time delay. Meanwhile, the despatch of Special Delivery and Parcelforce items on those evenings will be as normal and the time guarantee for both services will remain in place.

Retail Network

The customer counter at Postal Headquarters will be open as usual from 07:00hrs –19.30hrs on the strike days prioritising the collection of Christmas parcels. For any other postal transactions, customers are kindly encouraged to use an alternative post office close by to Postal Headquarters such as Anagh Coar, Pulrose or Union Mills. While our Vehicle and Driving Licensing counter (located on Barleyfield Road) will be open normal hours should customers wish to purchase a vehicle or driving licence.

The Retail Network across the Island will be open as normal as will the self-service Pay and Post kiosks located Island-wide. MiCard customers will be unaffected.

The customer counter at the Southern Delivery Office will be open as normal but there will be reduced opening hours at the counter provided at the Northern Delivery Office of 09.00hrs – 17:00hrs.

Integrated Mailing Solutions (IMS)

IOMPO’s Integrated Mailing Solutions (IMS) division will continue to be open offering printing, fulfilment and scanning services. IOMPO expect to operate “business as usual‟ as much as possible for its premium services and would like to thank customers in advance for their patience and understanding during this unsettling time.

Stamps and Coins

All orders will be processed and despatched from the Island as normal.

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