Royal Mail Strike Action

Strike action affecting Royal Mail and parts of Royal Mail’s operations is expected to take place during November & December. 

What this means for you:

  • The strike action may delay correspondence that we send to you and items that you are sending to us.
  • The processing of cheque lodgements at Post Office counters will also be disrupted. This is because the normal cheque clearing cycle only begins once we have received the cheques from Royal Mail and can process them.  Please note, cash lodgements will not be impacted and will continue to be processed as normal.

What you can do:

  • Post your items as early as possible in advance of the strike dates
  • Drop any urgent items into your local AIB branch
  • Request electronic bank transfers instead of cheque payments

The latest updates on the strike action can be found at

During this period of disruption, it is likely that there will be an increase in fraudsters pretending to be the Royal Mail and if you receive a suspicious email, text message, telephone call or discover a Royal Mail branded website which you think is fraudulent, please report it to

  • For suspicious emails, forward the email to, do not click on any links or attachments and then delete if from your inbox.
  • For suspicious text messages, please send us a screenshot of the message to
  • For suspicious calls or websites, please include the phone number or website address in the body of the email. 

AIB Bank Staff or staff from the Royal Mail will never ask you to move money to a safe account or ask for your security information.  If anyone asks you for this information do not provide it.

If you would like to register for mobile or online banking, or if you need to speak to us for any other reason, please call us on 0345 6005 925.