There is a possibility that Royal Mail workers represented by The Communication Workers Union (CWU), may be on strike on the 26th and 31st of August and 8th and 9th of September this year. This may affect your direct mail campaign.

With this in mind, we would like to reassure our customers that we will do all we can to ensure there is the least disruption to any services that we offer.

What We’ll Do

Understandably, many of our regular customers will be concerned about how this strike action might affect the delivery times of campaigns due to be posted via Royal Mail near these dates.

As we are aware of the exact dates of the action, we are able to plan ahead and guide you through any possible disruption.

How to Prepare For Your Direct Mail Campaign

If you are a charity or business that relies on a direct mail service via Royal Mail, it is important to be aware of the potential impact of these strikes.

You may see a delay of a few days in the post being delivered because of the strike action but this can be prepared for with a little forward planning.

Booked Direct Mail Campaign

If you are a customer who has postcards, letters, magazines & newsletter mailouts planned for and wants these scheduled for these times, please ensure we have the artwork ready for printing in plenty of time to allow for any possible postage disruption.

For any direct mail for business and marketing mail that is not already booked in with WPG direct mail services, we recommend you get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can advise you and plan accordingly.

We would advise anyone looking to organise a marketing mail campaign to either avoid these dates if this is possible or to speak to us for advice.

We do know that talks are continuing, and we hope very much to see it resolved as quickly as possible, but in the event of the strike taking place, WPG would like to reassure you that we will endeavour to continue your campaigns through any disruption, as smoothly as possible.

If you have any questions about how any Royal Mail strike action might affect your campaign, please do get in touch.

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