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Royal Mail is the British postal service. They're known for their bright red pillar post boxes.

Do Royal Mail pay breaks?

Yes. Most people get paid breaks at Royal Mail.

Last updated 23 March 2023

How we know this

Based on 235 job reviews from people who work at Royal Mail.

80% of people say they get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

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What people are saying about sick pay at Royal Mail

  • Best thing

    Paid breaks, paid sickness, flexible working arrangements

    Worst thing

    Very busy, not had enough training for the tasks which I am expected to complete


    Royal Mail Manager, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Pay and conditions are industry leading and we're unionised. It's possible to take career breaks up to two years. There's usually plenty of overtime.

    Worst thing

    Annual leave has to be booked over a year in advance and you're not guaranteed the weeks you want. We're understaffed and can't complete our jobs properly. It's stressful taking your rest day and annual leave as your round will be left uncovered. They only take on part time staff and getting made up to full time can take years, even if you always work a full time week. Smaller offices implement overtime bans which isn't ideal if you rely on it. If you don't have your own round you don't get the rota until the Friday before so making plans is impossible.


    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Pays ok paid breaks

    Worst thing

    Managers treat you like awful expected to work twice as hard


    Royal Mail Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Good pay, paid breaks, plenty of overtime, treated with respect by management

    Worst thing

    Night shift working


    Royal Mail Mail sorter, March 2021

  • Best thing

    good pay, paid breaks

    Worst thing

    being stuck in traffic


    Royal Mail Employee, February 2021

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