The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has scheduled talks with Royal Mail every day this week to try to reach an agreement ahead of planned strike action next week (4 November). The talks come in addition to three days of negotiations last week and follow the CWU issuing the operator with a formal notification of 24-hour strike action on Monday (28 October). The union said the strike will take place if no agreement is reached by the end of this week, […]
Royal Mail is considering applying a fuel surcharge to some of its contract parcels and mail services, while rival carrier UK Mail has reduced parcel prices for SMEs.
DPD is to open three new depots in London, Southampton and Dundee to handle the expected increase in parcel volumes this Christmas. The expansion – an investment of £4.3m by DPD – is expected to create 150 new jobs across its new depots at Southwark in London, Hedge End in Southampton and the West Pitkerro industrial site in Dundee. The new £2.3m Hedge End depot is set to replace its existing site at Chandlers Ford and will become fully operational […]