Royal Mail has admitted that the threat of industrial action and the introduction of size-based parcel pricing led to volumes being flat in the first nine months of the current financial year. In its interim management statement covering the nine months ended 29 December 2013, like-for-like turnover in its UK parcels business rose 8% due to the introduction of a new pricing model, but also led to a decline in consumer volume. Despite seeing growth in account parcel volumes, the […]
Drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have voted for strike action, in response to the operator’s announcement last week that it would be making them redundant. Unite says more than 150 drivers, from a total of 183, voted for strike action at the site that was previously part of Tesco’s distribution network. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional office, said: “Unite is still in talks with Eddie Stobart, but the management remains intransigent that it wants to get rid of the drivers. […]
The consumer delivery subsidiary of Hermes, myHermes, has launched a new international parcel delivery service which aims to support SMEs.
Royal Mail will launch the UK’s largest click and collect network later this year, introducing the service to over 10,000 Post Office branches.