# Tuesday, 27 October 2009

It seems that is is not just the postal strikes that are delaying mail. The post office has been dealing with a rising number of complaints caused by snails eating the letters once they are in the post box. Slugs and snails are particularly partial to paper and also like the taste of the gum used on envelopes. So much so that the slimy creatures are devouring mail inside post boxes. Some customers have made complaints after their letters arrived covered in slimy trails or half eaten. Despite putting slug pellets inside mail boxes and cleaning the boxes regularly slugs and snails still manage to get inside. It seems it might be necessary to devise some sort of snail deterrent for the opening of the box to stop the creatures from getting in.

posted on Tuesday, 27 October 2009 09:09:54 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, 26 October 2009

Unless talks between Royal Mail and the CWU are successful there will be further strike action later this week. If no agreement is reached three days of strike action are planned starting on Thursday. On Thursday 43,700 staff in mail centres, delivery units in mail centres, drivers and garage staff will begin strike action at 4am. On Friday 400 workers at three sites in Plymouth, Stockport and Stoke who read and enter mail addresses will walk out. On Saturday 77,000 delivery and collection staff across the UK will strike. During strike action customers should be aware that all mail deliveries sent from the UK will be subject to delays.

posted on Monday, 26 October 2009 10:31:57 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, 24 October 2009

According to this article the recent postal strikes have delayed around 30 million letters that's about 40% of a normal days post. The situation could become worse as further strikes are planned for next week and will go ahead on Thursday, Friday and Saturday unless an agreement is reached. Although Royal Mail hopes to clear the backlog of letters and parcels before further strike action takes place, customers should expect further delays to mail and during this time we regret that we are unable to guarantee any delivery times.

posted on Saturday, 24 October 2009 15:38:40 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 22 October 2009

We are currently experiencing nationwide postal strikes within the UK. This will mean that mail sent from our UK based station on Thursday the 22nd of October and Friday 23rd of October will not enter the postal system until Monday the 26th of October when the strikes end. Mail sent after these dates is also likely to be subject to delays as postal staff work to clear the backlog caused by strike action. Customers should be aware that all mail sent from the UK is likely to be subject to severe delays during this time. Mail sent from our other printing stations will remain unaffected.

posted on Thursday, 22 October 2009 13:37:50 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 15 October 2009

The Communication Workers Union have confirmed that a nationwide strike will go ahead. There will be two 24 hours strikes starting on Thursday the 22nd of October. On the first day mail centre staff and drivers will strike and on the second delivery and collection staff will walk out. The union says that it has no choice but to go ahead with the strike action after Royal Mail rejected its latest set of proposals. Talks are still continuing and it is hoped that strike action could still be avoided. PC2Paper will continue to update customers on the latest news regarding any strike action. Customers should be aware that if action does ahead as planned it will cause delays to all post sent from our UK based printing station.

posted on Thursday, 15 October 2009 19:22:11 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Communication Workers Union has said that postal strikes could begin on the 22nd of October if an agreement is not reached. The union has called on Royal Mail to agree a last minute peace plan otherwise strike action will be announce. The CWU will announce the proposed strike dates on Thursday the 15th of October if talks to avert the strikes are not successful.

posted on Tuesday, 13 October 2009 13:32:56 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 08 October 2009

Royal Mail workers have voted for national strike action in a long running dispute over jobs and pay. Over 76 per cent of workers balloted voted for the action which will mean a series of national strikes. The move is likely to mean that millions of letters and parcels will not be delivered in the run up to Christmas. Strike dates have not yet been announced but the union is required to give seven days notice of any strike action. PC2Paper will continue to update our customers on the progress of the dispute, however, customers should be aware that during strike action there will be considerable delays to all mail sent from the UK printing station.

posted on Thursday, 08 October 2009 14:21:04 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, 05 October 2009

According to this article the recent postal strikes are still causing several delays in some areas. London, in particular is one area that is suffering delays with some mail taking more than a month to arrive. It is estimated that 25 million pieces of mail are stuck in the system somewhere. Although most of the strikes have been fairly short they are none the least causing a huge backlog. PC2Paper are still sending letters as usual during this time but customers should be aware that mail is subject to severe delays especially in the London area and that we are unable to guarantee delivery times for any mail sent since the start of the strikes in August 2009.

posted on Monday, 05 October 2009 11:37:42 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback