The Royal Mail board has approved the agreement broached with the Communication Workers Union to end a long-running battle over pay and pension reform. The two parties announced they had reached an agreement last week after more than a month of mediation, but it remained subject to approval from the postal operator’s board and CWU members. In an update today Royal Mail confirmed its board had okayed the agreement, and the union will recommend its members vote in favour of […]
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has avoided strike action after it agreed to revert back to former staff contracts.
Former Tesco drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have suspended further strike action so that union officials and the logistics firm’s management can resume talks this Friday (19 October). More strike action was set to start tomorrow (Thursday, 18 October) but Unite officials representing the 183 drivers at threat of redundancy have postponed this in lieu of renewed talks. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional officer, said: “Stobart has confirmed it intends to put an offer on the table, so we are […]
This year has seen many companies in the parcels sector thrive as carriers move record volumes and consumers continue to do more of their shopping online. But while this has encouraged some parcel carriers to invest heavily in their networks and offer more services to their customers, 2013 has also bought with it more challenges for many operators who have struggled to keep apace with the rapidly changing industry. Motortransport.co.uk has compiled a list of the biggest stories in that […]