Details from Royal Mail:

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has announced further strike action, in the form of two 48 hour strikes, from lunchtime on Thursday 4th - lunchtime on Saturday 6th October, and from the early hours of Monday 8th - early hours Wednesday 10th October.

This will be followed by an unspecified programme of weekly strikes, starting w/c October 15th, until the resolution of the dispute.

During the strikes, Royal Mail's priorities will be to: 

  1. Keep mail flowing, by keeping as many sorting machines and vehicles as possible operating, and processing as much mail as possible through our system.
  2. Protect vulnerable members of society, who depend on Post Office payments of pensions and social security.
  3. Manage the needs of our large customers with bulk mailing - helping them post around disruption as best they can.
  4. Ensure that all customers can continue to post mail through the Post Office network.
  5. Prioritise Special Delivery services, although all guarantees will be suspended.