The post and parcels industry has said the impending Royal Mail strike could force customers to rethink their delivery options as rival operators prepare for disruption to their final-mile deliveries. Patrick Gallagher, CEO at same-day carrier CitySprint, said retailers have been gearing up for potential strike action since the ballot by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) was revealed in September. “No network in the UK has the domestic delivery reach or capability of the Royal Mail, underlining the dependency of […]
CitySprint has introduced a one-hour delivery-window service for retailers, allowing them to offer greater flexibility in regards customer deliveries. The MyTime service, launched by the same day courier yesterday, allows customers to choose a specific time and date for delivery: including same day, next day, or delivery on another date specified by the customer. The service, which the courier firm hopes will boost customer satisfaction and therefore loyalty amongst its retail clients, also provides the option to track a parcel […]
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 by Unite members at Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL) has been halted, following meetings between union representatives and company managers last week, KNDL has confirmed.