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Royal Mail Last Christmas Shipping & Strike Dates

Last Posting Christmas Dates

Please order gifts for Christmas early to allow plenty of time for posting.

Polite notice: Once your order has been shipped the delivery process is out of our control and we cannot guarantee that Royal Mail will deliver before Christmas.

Royal Mail Services during Industrial Action - Planned Strike Action Key Dates

Royal Mail workers are to strike on six days in December, including Christmas Eve, usually one of the busiest days of the year for the company.

The action is on top of four days already announced for late November, around the Black Friday shopping weekend.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said "the livelihoods of postal workers" were at stake.

Royal Mail said changes to the business were "not optional".

The long-running dispute revolves around pay, jobs and conditions at the privately-owned firm.

The new strikes have been called for 9, 11, 14, 15, 23 and 24 December, the busiest time of the year for deliveries.

The CWU which represents more than 115,000 postal workers at Royal Mail, said it still wanted a negotiated settlement with Royal Mail Group and would "continue to engage the company to that end".