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Industrial motion by the Communication Employees Union (CWU) will proceed in November. The strike motion will proceed to disrupt the UK mail community and likewise delay the despatch of parcels abroad. Staff members at The whole lot Dinosaur are working laborious to attempt to mitigate the influence of this strike motion on their prospects.

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The whole lot Dinosaur staff members have taken steps to assist minimise disruption for purchasers, however because of industrial motion, UK and abroad deliveries of parcels shall be topic to delays. Strike motion is prone to proceed and trigger disruption to Christmas deliveries. Image credit score: The whole lot Dinosaur.

A Assertion from Royal Mail

The whole lot Dinosaur has acquired the next assertion issued by Royal Mail’s administration:

“The Communication Employees Union (CWU) has notified us they plan to name on their members who acquire, type and ship parcels and letters to take six days of strike motion in November. Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, however we can’t absolutely change the day by day efforts of our frontline workforce. We’ll do what we will to maintain providers operating, however it is best to count on disruption when strike motion is going down.”

Royal Mail and the CWU – Facilitation

The CWU and Royal Mail have collectively agreed to interact with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), in a bid to resolve this present dispute. Each events are working laborious and want to see a decision, nevertheless, there are important variations of their respective positions. A preliminary session occurred on Tuesday twenty fifth of October with a follow-up assembly on Thursday twenty seventh of October. The deliberate strike motion in November remains to be scheduled to go forward.

What Does the Strike Motion Imply for Postal Providers?

The deliberate strike motion scheduled to start in November is completely different to the nationwide strike motion which had occurred beforehand. Totally different elements of the Royal Mail community shall be affected on completely different days. The Communication Employees Union is taking industrial motion in numerous elements of Royal Mail on completely different days of the week.

Royal Mail has summarised the influence these strikes are anticipated to have on providers, within the desk beneath:

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A desk summarising the influence on mail providers as a result of scheduled CWU strikes (autumn/winter 2022).

Desk credit score: Royal Mail

Disruption to Supply and Assortment Providers

The whole lot Dinosaur has quite a few collections by Royal Mail scheduled every week. The character of this industrial motion implies that our warehouse collections shall be affected on someday throughout every week of strike motion. Bigger automobile collections usually tend to be affected on 3 and 9 November and smaller van collections on 4 and 10 November. Nonetheless, Royal Mail are unlikely to have the ability to present us with advance discover as to which of our collections shall be affected.

Supply providers may also be affected. UK Prospects won’t obtain postal deliveries on both Friday 4th of November or Thursday the ninth of November.

The whole lot Dinosaur Working Laborious to Assist You

The whole lot Dinosaur has carried out contingency plans to assist to minimise the inconvenience for purchasers, however with the on-going Royal Mail industrial motion and strikes at UK ports the recommendation given in earlier weblog posts stays pertinent.

Please store early for Christmas!

For data on The whole lot Dinosaur’s customer support/delivery and deliveries: The whole lot Dinosaur – Buyer Service.

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The whole lot Dinosaur advises prospects to buy early for the festive season.

A spokesperson from The whole lot Dinosaur commented:

“We’ve got an especially good relationship with all of the supply corporations that we work with, though we’re starting to see delays in parcel deliveries because of this industrial motion. We’ve got our personal plans in place to assist minimise any disruption to our prospects, we’re working weekends to make sure that orders may be despatched as promptly as potential, with a purpose to scale back any delays. We do advise that it’s best to buy early to keep away from disappointment within the lead as much as the festive season.”


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