Upcoming Royal Mail Strike Action Affecting Orders at Greaves

  • Communication Workers Union strike will continue to take place across the coming months
  • There will be a delay in all letters and packages processed during this time
  • Priority will be given to medical mail, e.g. Covid tests, prescriptions
  • Regrettably, this will cause some minor delays and disruptions to orders placed at all online retailers, including Greaves Sports
  • Our click and collect service to our Glasgow Store will be unaffected

CWU Strike Action

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) have balloted to call strike action from it’s members in a dispute on wages. The CWU members, who are responsible for collection, sorting, and delivery of parcels & letters, will be striking over the coming months.

      Members, who include the Royal Mail, have contingencies in place for priority tracked parcels and for Covid / medical parcels, however have advised customers should expect significant disruption.

        How Will the Strike Action Affect My Order from Greaves Sports?

        Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that packages will arrive in normally-expected time frames. Royal Mail have advised that no letters, other than special delivery, will be delivered on strike dates. This means that you should, regrettably, anticipate a short delay on all orders placed online at all online retailers, including Greaves Sports.

        Can I Still Order Online?

        All online orders to our store will be processed as normal, packaged and ready for delivery. Orders placed in the lead up to and during strike days will be held and processed as soon as services are operational from the CWU. Although the Royal Mail has contingency plans in place, the majority of their frontline workforce will not be operational and therefore processing packages for delivery will be delayed.

        What Are My Options?

        Royal Mail have encouraged everyone to post items as early as possible ahead of strike dates, so ensure you are ordering in advance to avoid too much disruption. At Greaves Sports, orders are fulfilled from our Glasgow store, meaning all Click and Collect orders will be available to pick up as normal if you need an item for a specific date.


        Royal Mail and the CWU are reassuring all customers that long-term disruption will be kept to a minimum, and that a return to normal service will be as swift as possible. We will continue to process all online orders, however encourage all customers to place orders in advance to avoid disappointment. Our click and collect service remains unaffected and our team are always on hand to help. Follow the latest updates on Royal Mail strike action and it’s impact here.

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