Royal Mail has said its Christmas deliveries will not be affected by industrial action, as it reaches an agreement with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) after weeks of talks. The operator, which last week admitted the threat of industrial action had caused it to lose business to rival carriers, said the two parties have come to an agreement over pay, legal protections, industrial stability and pensions. The details of the proposed agreement have not been revealed. Although the result of […]
Fuel distributors and the Unite union are poised for a fourth day of negotiations over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment terms. Conciliation service Acas is heading up the talks, which first kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and reconvened yesterday morning (10 April) at 10am following the Easter weekend. The negotiations follow a majority vote for national strike action announced on 26 March from Unite tanker drivers, which supply fuel to around 90% of UK fuel courts – about […]
Retailers’ last order delivery dates for goods needed in time for Christmas could be overly optimistic, according to ParcelHero, which suggested that safety margins have not been built in.
Around 1,000 warehouse staff at five Argos DCs are set to strike for 24 hours tomorrow (4 July) in a dispute over terms and conditions, union Unite has claimed.