Royal Mail has proposed a new three year agreement with the Communication Workers Union (CWU), following a ballot for industrial action last month. The operator will propose an 8.6% pay rise for around 125,000 staff over three years, as well as a lump-sum payment of £300 in December 2013. Royal Mail is expected to come to an agreement with the CWU this week, the result of which will not be affected by its planned privatisation. Chief executive Moya Greene said: […]
Royal Mail will take on an additional 19,000 employees for the Christmas peak season, 2,600 of whom are intended for its Parcelforce operation.
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]