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 […]
Royal Mail will begin its listing on the London Stock Exchange on 11 October, with the price per share set between 260p and 330p.
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]
Pall-Ex has appointed Chris Bowden as group sales and marketing director, following a series of new member appointments in the wake of the closure of UK Pallets.