The Communication Workers Union has accused Royal Mail’s court action against a planned strike as a “desperate delaying tactic” and claimed industrial action is “inevitable”, after the High Court ruled the scheduled walkout to be unlawful yesterday. Industrial action over disputed pension reforms was scheduled for 19 October, having been voted for by 89% of CWU members at Royal Mail, with a 73% turnout. Contesting the legality of the strike in light of an agreement signed by both parties in […]
Whistl has confirmed that it will be ending its final mile delivery service, which it suspended last month.
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 is considering applying a fuel surcharge to some of its contract parcels and mail services, while rival carrier UK Mail has reduced parcel prices for SMEs.