Final mile postal workers could boycott mail handled by private sector firms in the new year, after a consultative ballot of Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) members at the Royal Mail. The union said that it had concerns that competition in the market for final mile postal deliveries, from the likes of TNT Post, was “undermining the sustainability of the universal service”. It is calling for postal regulator Ofcom to: Protect the universal service and end cherry-picking of delivery services. Maintain […]
GeoPost UK is preparing for its Christmas peak by launching a recruitment drive across its InterLink and DPD businesses. The company is looking to fill 900 temporary vacancies, largely for drivers and sorters, to match the increase in parcel volumes in the run up to Christmas. Chief executive Dwain McDonald said: “Our aim is to give our customers the same high standards of service all year round, including the Christmas peak, and this is why we have made this massive […]
Royal Mail has said it delivered a “resilient performance in challenging markets” despite its group profit falling by a third in the last year.