Supporting you during the Royal Mail postal strikes

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Find out how the Royal Mail strikes will affect you – and how Evri can help deliver your parcels on time during the strike period.

When are the strikes?

Royal Mail are on strike on:

20 October

25 October

28 November

There’ll be further strike action involving various Royal Mail teams, such as admin, collections, distribution and processing, on:

24, 25 & 30 November

1, 2, 9, 11, 14, 15, 23 & 24 December

What the strikes mean

All Royal Mail and Parcelforce services will be affected by the strikes. There’s also likely to be some disruption on days immediately after strike days.  

On strike days, Royal Mail will not be delivering letters or parcels, unless they’re Special Delivery or Tracked24.  

The strikes will affect the second half of November, including Black Friday (25 November when delivery teams will be on strike) and Cyber Monday (28 November when all Royal Mail teams will be on strike). This November period is traditionally very busy for all UK delivery networks in the run-up to Christmas.  

Choose Evri as your alternative

All our services will be running during the strike period. We’re here for anyone who wants to send parcels, seven days a week. 

It’s quick and easy, too – either arrange a courier collection from your home or workplace, or take your parcel to one of 8,500+ local ParcelShops or Lockers. Secure Lockers are available 24/7 and ParcelShops usually give you extended opening hours and free parking nearby. 

We’ll get your parcels there

If you need your parcels to get there quickly, use our great-value Next Day service from as little as 60p extra. Just drop off at a ParcelShop before noon Monday-Friday and we’ll do the rest.

With 99% of the UK mainland covered, plus hundreds of international locations, we’ll safely get your parcels from A to everywhere.

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