The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called off the 24-hour Royal Mail and Parcelforce strike planned for Monday (4 November). In a joint statement, the CWU and the operator said they have “made progress in talks” and have committed to coming to an agreement by 13 November. However, the validity of the ballot for industrial action has been extended until 20 November in case the two sides can’t reach an agreement. Although the terms of the proposed agreement have not […]
The jury is still out on the success of the privatisation of the Royal Mail, said parcel services broker Fastlane International, after a leak of the Labour Manifesto for the 2017 general election called for it to return to public ownership.
Royal Mail is the UK’s pre-eminent delivery company and as the sole designated universal service provider, it delivers a ‘one price goes anywhere’ service on a range of letters and parcels to over 30 million addresses across the country, six days a week.
Royal Mail is reviewing the need for its mail distribution centre in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, but does not expect the decision to affect the vehicle operating centre at the same site.