The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has rejected Royal Mail’s pay rise offer, labelling it as a “sweetener to swallow some very bitter pills”. The post and parcel giant proposed an 8.6% pay rise over three years for around 125,000 staff yesterday, but the union said the offer did not meet its terms of an above-inflation pay rise. In a recent CWU ballot of 112,000 Royal Mail staff, 99% of the turnout voted for a pay rise ahead of its privatisation […]
Ofcom has said it does not see competition from final-mile delivery firms as a threat to Royal Mail’s ability to continue to provide a universal postal service.
TNT Post is to conduct a second end-to-end delivery trial from mid-April in west London, following the successful conclusion of a final-mile trial in Liverpool. The private postal operator has held long-term ambitions to roll-out a complete end-to-end service rivalling Royal Mail, but says it has been unable to achieve this goal due to the national incumbent’s exemption on final mile deliveries. Nick Wells, TNT Post chief executive, says: “TNT Post has built an excellent reputation for quality, innovation and […]
TNT Post has begun extending its end-to-end service in London and is seeking investors to fund the roll-out of the offer across the UK.