Postal Strike – Friday July 17th

On Friday July 17th the Communication Workers Union have called for a partial strike of postal workers to protest against spending cuts and executive action by Royal Mail’s management. This strike will affect a significant percentage of our deliveries sent out between now and the end of the week.

Our action

  • Next day orders placed today  will be sent out as usual via Royal Mail Special Delivery and Parcelforce, these should be unaffected by the strike.
  • Next day orders placed on Thursday and Friday will wherever possible be sent out via Parcelforce and will be with you as arranged. If this is not possible then we will contact you to arrange an alternative delivery.
  • All standard shipping orders dispatched this week to affected areas are likely to be delayed by at least one day, unfortunately there is nothing we can do about this. Expect these parcels to take approximately one week to arrive.

Affected Areas

Not all Royal Mail delivery and processing centres are involved in the strike. This is the list of affected areas as published on the CWU website:

Deliveries:

  • Alloa
  • Anstruther
  • Basildon
  • Bathgate
  • Boness
  • Bristol EDO
  • Bristol North
  • Cowdenbeath
  • Dalkeith
  • Dunfermline
  • Edinburgh Central (EH8)
  • Edinburgh South West (EH10)
  • Edinburgh North West
  • Grangemouth
  • Kinross
  • Leamington Spa
  • Wadebridge

Processing/Distribution

  • Darlington
  • Edinburgh
  • Plymouth
  • Stoke

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause to you and we will do our best to ensure that your purchases arrive in a timely fashion. Please contact us via sales@facewest.co.uk or 01943 850102 870550 if you wish to clarify this.

Sam Cartwright

Sam Cartwright

Hi, I'm a keen hiker and climber who grew up in the North of Cumbria before moving to Leeds for university. I used to be a very keen skier but a series of accidents led to me dropping the sport in favour of climbing. I've also recently rekindled an interest in mountain biking and am often to be found charging round local trail centres. I started at Facewest in August '08 and currently work in Web Development and Sales. Thanks, Sam

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