It comes as Communications Workers Union (CWU) announced they would be taking action in a statement on Twitter in early February.
In the statement, they wrote: “BREAKING: We have served notice on Royal Mail Group for a 24-hour strike.”
Responding to the news of fresh strike action, a Royal Mail spokesperson said: “In announcing further damaging strike action, the CWU have shown they are not interested in resolving this dispute and continue to focus on damaging our business further.”
Also adding: “We remain committed to talks and urge the CWU to withdraw these strikes for the good of our customers and our people.”
🚨BREAKING: We have served notice on Royal Mail Group for a 24 hour strike commencing for all shifts starting after 12:30pm on Thursday 16th February.
We cannot and will not sit back as they destroy our members jobs. #WeAreStillHere
— The CWU (@CWUnews) February 2, 2023
When are the Royal Mail postal strikes in February?
Previously, Royal Mail workers walked out a number of times in recent months, including in August, September and November.
Workers also striked back in December over the Christmas period, including one date on Christmas eve.
The planned upcoming Royal Mail strikes will take place over a 24-hour period starting at 12.30pm on Thursday, February 16.
The strike dates are:
- Thursday, February 16
- Friday, February 17
Why are Royal Mail workers on strike?
Royal Mail workers are on strike because of a dispute over pay and working conditions.
The dispute arose because of the cost of living crisis and inflation reaching 11%.
There are also concerns from Unions about the direction of Royal Mail, including accusations that Royal Mail CEO Simon Thompson wants to turn the company into a ‘gig-based’ one.