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 […]
The ongoing threat of strike action at Royal Mail has encouraged many of its customers to switch to rival carriers, while growth in new contracts has slowed, the firm admitted in its half year results.
Yodel drivers in Northern Ireland are no longer allowed to take their vans home after their shifts, in a move condemned by the GMB union, which said it increased the risk of cross contamination.