Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) has announced that the contingency plans put in place to mitigate the impact of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) -led strike have been successfully implemented.

Both air and sea mail have been received and are being processed with Special Delivery and Parcelforce next–day guaranteed items out for delivery along with parcels. The customer counters at Postal Headquarters and the Northern and Southern Delivery Offices are open and although they are for prioritising the collection of Christmas parcels, all services are available. Customers are advised that an Island-wide doorstep delivery of standard post is not taking place and further remind customers to include the postcode on their Christmas cards as failure to do so is subjecting them to further delay.

Simon Kneen, Chief Executive of IOMPO said: “We are incredibly grateful to all the staff who have turned out today which means there is minimal disruption to our customers and we are able to offer almost all of our usual service provision.”

He added “We welcome the news this morning that the CWU has stated that there will be no further planned strike action in advance of Christmas ensuring no further disruption to our valued customers who rely heavily on our postal service, and trust us to deliver their special cards, letters and presents.

“We remain committed to working with the CWU to bring this strike to a swift conclusion and look forward to further talks later today. Thanks to the Manx Industrial Relations Service for their ongoing support”.

Regular updates will be available on IOMPO’s dedicated ‘Strike Action Updates’ web page, and on IOMPO’s Facebook page ‘Isle of Man Post Office’. IOMPO kindly requests customers check here for the latest news before calling the Customer Services Team.

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