Postal Strike and Bank Holidays do not Deter Everything Dinosaur
With the long weekend due to the Easter Bank Holidays and the strike by more than 2,000 postal workers in the UK, there can be delays and other difficulties expected in the country’s mail handling systems for the next few days. However, team members at Everything Dinosaur are doing all they can to minimise any potential disruption to the delivery of their customer’s parcels.
Following a ballot, members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have gone on strike at 370 crown Post Offices in the UK, this morning. The staff are in dispute with management over proposed changes to the branch network, branch closures, pay and conditions. This industrial action is likely to cause widespread disruption and delays in the processing and handling of parcels and other mail items. The strike also coincides with two Bank Holidays when no mail deliveries or collections are made, so a back log of unprocessed mail is very likely to build up. In addition, new pricing tariffs being introduced by Royal Mail on Tuesday April 2nd will potentially cause further difficulties as staff adjust to the new prices and handling of parcels policy.
In response, to these potential problems team members at Everything Dinosaur have volunteered to work throughout the Bank Holiday weekend. Staff came into the office on Friday (Good Friday) and made sure that any orders placed Thursday evening, Friday and early Saturday morning were packed and despatched and received into the postal network by 10am Saturday 30th April. This action by Everything Dinosaur team members permitted all parcels to be collected Saturday morning by Royal Mail, it will hopefully help to minimise any delays in delivery.
Staff at Everything Dinosaur will also ensure that any orders placed before 12 noon on the Saturday are packed and despatched and placed in the hands of the Post Office. Team members are on stand by to drop off parcels in person, this too will help to minimise any delays. Unfortunately, the industrial action also coincides with it being the last day of the month over the weekend, Post Offices are likely to be busier than usual as motorists come in to get new tax discs.
A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur commented:
“We are all working very hard at the moment to try to reduce the impact of the industrial action and other issues surrounding the management and distribution of parcels in the UK. It is likely that delays in the UK would also have an effect on the speed of delivery of parcels to customers overseas, however, our customers can be assured that we are doing all we can to minimise any disruption to deliveries.”
Everything Dinosaur is currently exploring a number of other delivery services and contingency plans have been put in place to ensure that parcels can still be sent out using other couriers, it is our intention to operate alternative parcel handling services and some of these will be in place from Tuesday April 2nd onwards. However, due to circumstances largely out of Everything Dinosaur’s control, there may be some delays to orders that have been requested to be sent by First Class, Second Class and other Royal Mail delivery services.
Everything Dinosaur – Doing All it Can to Minimise Any Potential Disruption
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