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 […]
Ofcom is concerned that Royal Mail could potentially cross-subsidise its parcels operation through its letters business, as its market share and delivery network is much more established in the latter.
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Rising parcel volume almost offset the fall in Royal Mail’s letters volume, a trading statement for the nine months ended 27 December 2015 said.