Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union have made “significant progress” in avoiding stike action at the recently privatised business. In a joint statement, both parties said progress had been made in talks over legal protections, pay and industrial stability for workers. To allow discussions to continue, the legal validity of the ballot for industrial action has been extended by another seven days until 27 November. The union had previously allowed until today (13 November) for an agreement to be […]
Drivers at the Co-op Food’s West Thurrock distribution depot are threatening strike action after two disabled drivers were dismissed.
Union Unite has announced a fresh week-long strike at five Argos distribution centres in its latest protest over the retailer’s ongoing supply chain transformation programme.
Ofcom has launched a consultation on allowing Royal Mail the commercial freedom to roll out its ‘delivery to neighbour’ scheme across the UK. At present, Royal Mail is the only major UK postal company currently not permitted to deliver to a neighbour. If Ofcom makes these changes to Royal Mail’s delivery obligations, the company could leave mail items with a neighbour in the event that consumers are not in to receive them. This would avoid larger postal items, certain items […]