Royal Mail employees have voted for strike action on November 4th, "in a move to protect their jobs, terms and conditions and secure a pay rise," unless an agreement can be made before that time. We're not a political or union site, so it's not our place to discuss or debate the CWU's decision in any meaningful way, but we can't help but point out that the date is very interesting indeed from a gaming standpoint.
The strike is scheduled to take place a day before Call Of Duty: Ghosts' November 5th release, which is often one of the biggest deliveries of the year, so could potentially mean that some pre-orders won't arrive at launch if it goes ahead. Just so you know.
UPDATE: As ShopTo points out, as well as a commenter below, this could well be completely mitigated by Activision scheduling delivery for Saturday, or speedy delivery on Tuesday morning. "Please note that Royal Mail is currently scheduled to perform strike action in Monday, November 4," said the retailer. "We are currently awaiting Activision's decision on how delivery of the standard issue be resolved should the strike action take place."
All being well, this hopefully won't be an issue, but we'll keep an eye on the situation.