Royal Mail are issuing a new deadline for Christmas deliveries in December

Royal Mail is bringing forward its Christmas delivery deadline for customers amid strikes the company says are “holding Christmas as a ransom for our customers.”

Communication Workers Union (CWU) members will be on strike throughout December. The strikes are expected to cause delays in the delivery of parcels and letters during the busiest time of year for the service.

When are the Royal Mail postal strikes in December?

  • Friday December 9th
  • Sunday December 11th
  • Wednesday, December 14th
  • Thursday 15 December
  • Friday, 12/23
  • Saturday 24 December (Christmas Eve)

Nick Landon, Royal Mail’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The CWU is on strike at our busiest time and is holding Christmas at ransom for our customers, businesses and families across the country.

“We apologize to our customers for any disruption and delays caused by the CWU strike action. We ask our customers to post early for Christmas to help us deliver Christmas.”

Updated Christmas delivery times from Royal Mail

The final proposed dates to avoid disappointment at Christmas have been updated to limit the impact of strikes this holiday season.

The deadline for second class mail has been brought forward from December 19th to 12th and for first class mail from December 21st to 16th. Royal Mail are issuing a new deadline for Christmas deliveries in December

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