# Thursday, October 15, 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, October 15, 2009 7:22:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, October 13, 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, October 13, 2009 1:32:56 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, October 8, 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, October 8, 2009 2:21:04 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, October 5, 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, October 5, 2009 11:37:42 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, September 25, 2009

The Communication Workers Union has announced that further postal strikes will be held next week. More than 15,000 workers are due to walk out over a dispute over jobs, pay and conditions. Postal workers will be go on strike for 24 hours. Areas of London, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Nottingham, Glasgow and Coventry will all be affected. During the strike PC2Paper will still continue to send mail as usual, however, customers should expect delays.

posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 6:40:39 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Customers should expect delays to post in the Cambridgeshire area after a 24 hour postal strike. Workers have been striking in a dispute with Royal Mail over national agreements. Staff at delivery office in Ely, Cambridge, Haddeham, Iselham and Soham have been on strike. Mail to these areas is likely to be subject to delays.

posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:19:08 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, September 11, 2009

Postal workers are to be balloted on a full scale national strike in a dispute over pay and modernisation. There have already been several unofficial regional strikes across the country which have delayed an estimated 20 million letters. Royal Mail managers and unions have been holding talks to try and resolve these but with no solution in sight the Communication Workers Union has now announced an official strike ballot which will be held next Wednesday. The result of the ballot will be announced later this month.

posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 4:10:58 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday the 31st of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK meaning there are no deliveries or collections on this day. Any mail sent after close of business (5pm) on Friday 28th of August will be sent on the next available working day Tuesday 1st of September.

posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 10:52:38 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback