Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have revealed the details of their agreement which has ended the lengthy dispute between the two parties.The agreement covers 139,000 staff across the UK and includes a 9% pay increase over three years, a lump sum of £200 to be paid before Christmas, as well as legal protections over workers’ terms and conditions. The agreement also states that the operator must not outsource, sell or transfer any part of its business; will […]
Analysts have reacted cautiously to Royal Mail’s year end results, which saw the group’s turnover grow 2% year-on-year but annual profit fall by more than a third (37%).
Hermes has appointed two new board members to help support its plans for growth in the home delivery market. Ex-Parcelforce board member Gary Winter has joined the company as sales and marketing director, along with Jane Naumkin as human resources director. Winter has experience of the parcel industry through his previous roles as head of business development at Royal Mail packets and business transformation director at Parcelforce. He has also worked for UK Mail, Pitney Bowes and PFE International and […]
GeoPost UK is preparing for its Christmas peak by launching a recruitment drive across its InterLink and DPD businesses. The company is looking to fill 900 temporary vacancies, largely for drivers and sorters, to match the increase in parcel volumes in the run up to Christmas. Chief executive Dwain McDonald said: “Our aim is to give our customers the same high standards of service all year round, including the Christmas peak, and this is why we have made this massive […]