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 […]
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has avoided strike action after it agreed to revert back to former staff contracts.
Lidl’s plans to challenge a court decision giving the GMB the right to represent workers at the retailer’s Brigend, Wales, depot has been strongly condemned by the union.
Hermes has opened two depots in Coventry and Carlisle, bringing its network of depots and hubs to a total of 24. The parcel firm says the new sites are necessary to accommodate the expected growth in parcel volumes ahead of the Christmas peak. The new depot in Coventry is expected to handle around 24,000 parcels per day, with this total rising to 43,000 over the Christmas period, while the Carlisle site will handle 6,500 parcels each day for the firm. […]