So it looks like Royal Mail are on an extended, non-offical strike. I just got the mail below from a good source, and I thought that I would share it.
Now, I understand that strikes are important in some cases but unoffical strikes are just a pain! you don’t know about them, they are unpridicatable and far far more disruptive than a normal strike and do not help your cause in any way, shape or form.
So follow the advice, do not send mail. We will see what happens when there is no need for a postal service.
Mail deliveries and collections to some postcode areas in Greater London are currently being affected by postmen and women taking unofficial industrial action. The postcode areas affected are:
- Central London, EC1-4, WC1&2
- West London, all W postcodes
- North London, N1&2, N5-8, N10-13, N16, N19, N21
- North West London, NW1-6, NW8-11
- South West London, SW1-2, SW4-6, SW8-20
- South East London, SE1-5, SE7-10, SE13-16, SE19-28
- East London, E1, E3, E10, E11, E13, E16
- Ilford, IG1-6, IG8, IG11
- Dartford, DA1-4
- Romford, RM1, RM2, RM4, RM7, RM9, RM12, RM13, RM15
- Greenford, HA, UB
Unofficial action is also taking place in the following areas:
- Chelmsford, CM1-99
- Colchester, CO1-4
- Coventry, CV
- Maidstone, ME
- Milton Keynes, MK1-7, MK9, MK10, MK15, MK17
- Oxford, OX
- Portsmouth, PO
- Southend, SS3-5, SS9, SS13-17
London services are extremely disrupted and people are advised to avoid posting letters Oxford, Essex and Kent are also hit Milton Keynes, Coventry, and parts of Berkshire, Lanarkshire and Hampshire have also seen walkouts The regional distribution centre at Warrington, which deals with business post, hit by walkout
Acceptance of Special Delivery items will be temporarily suspended in the following areas:
London, E, EC, N, NW, SE, SW, W, WC, DA, HA, IG, RM, UB
Other, Chelmsford (CM), Colchester (CO), Coventry (CV), Maidstone (ME), Milton Keynes (MK), Oxford (OX), Southend-on-Sea (SS).
Special Delivery items will still be accepted at Post Office branches outside these areas, even for delivery in the affected areas.
Advice given by Royal Mail to customers
‘We are trying to maintain services as much as possible and hope to bring a swift end to the dispute. We apologise for any inconvenience this disruption may cause you. Post Office branches are not affected by this unofficial industrial action. Parcelforce Worldwide services are not affected by this unofficial industrial action. General mail collections and deliveries in the affected areas are being made on best endeavours by the remaining staff and our managers. We recommend that customers post items outside the affected areas if at all possible, and only post items in Central London if absolutely necessary. Items posted in London for delivery outside the areas affected may be delayed. The Royal Mail is advising customers not to post letters in central London unless absolutely necessary, while elsewhere it recommends avoiding the affected areas if possible. Many of London’s 20,000 post boxes are already being sealed, and most could be taped up by the end of the week unless the dispute is resolved