With the postal strike over for two weeks now, you’d be forgiven for thinking things were getting back to normal. But the Telegraph has some bad news for you: a secret warehouse in north London is storing thousands of items of undelivered mail.
Royal Mail bosses have estimated that up to 25 million items are still stuck throughout the system. What’s most worrying is that, according to one small business owner interviewed by the Telegraph, the parcels he has stuck in the football-pitch sized storage facility were not posted until 12th October, when RM staff were supposed to have returned to work. It seems even deliberately holding post back until the strike was over doesn’t proof your mail against the delays.
An RM spokesperson blamed wildcat strikes in east London for the backlog stored in the Barnet warehouse, but said that it had been “largely cleared”. Those small businesses still dealing with frustrated customers who think things are back to normal might beg to differ.