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 bulk of the 19,000 temporary workers will be employed to sort Christmas cards and small parcels to help the service handle the additional peak-time volume between mid-November and early January. The extra numbers for Royal Mail will be distributed throughout the UK, with 14,000 in England, 1,340 in Scotland, 564 in Wales and 550 in Northern […]
Royal Mail has been granted permission to extend its Parcelforce depot in Newport, south Wales, as part of a multi-million pound investment in its parcels business.
Royal Mail will be opening 10 temporary sort centres for the third consecutive peak to help sort the forecast high volume of parcels.
Union Unite has warned further industrial action could be on the cards by drivers and warehouse staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit UK, if a ballot on the company’s latest pay offer leads to it being rejected.