When is the next Royal Mail strike? November and December 2022 dates

Royal Mail staff join a Communication Workers Union (CWU) strike

More Royal Mail strikes are on the way (Picture: EPA)

The past few months have seen industrial action taken by unions across multiple sectors over pay and conditions. Railway workers, bin collectors, barristers, and more have been striking, with many citing insufficient pay rises when factoring in the rising cost of living as the cause.

Members of the Communication Workers Union (representing many Royal Mail workers) are set to hold a series of 19 fresh strikes in the run-up to Christmas meaning postal services will be affected on strike dates.

The move was announced in response to Royal Mail’s ‘threat to push ahead with vicious cuts to workers terms and conditions and completely sideline the union’.

Unless an agreement is reached, the nationwide action will have a ‘dramatic’ impact on peak mail periods such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas build-up.

Royal Mail has said that it is doing everything it can to minimise disruption on strike dates but although it has ‘well-developed contingency plans’, it won’t be possible for them to ‘fully replace the daily efforts of its frontline workforce.’

They also promise to increase capacity in the days following strikes to help deal with disruption.

Royal Mail vans parked at a depot as postal workers from the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are on the picket line (Picture: James Manning/PA Wire)

While most branches will remain open on strike days, some Post Office services may also be affected.

So, when are the strike dates and what could face disruption?

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming strikes.

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Source:: Metro News

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