Royal Mail staff have accepted a deal with the Communication Workers Union to increase pay, job security and stability, ending the operator’s lengthy dispute with the union. Today members voted to accept an offer which will see an increase in pay in excess of 9%, over the three years to 2016. Over 94% of staff agreed to the deal on a turnout of 57%. Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene said: “I am pleased that our people have voted in […]
The RHA has reiterated its hostility to a ‘SafeContractor’ scheme promoted by AB Agri after the animal feed manufacturer used a quote by its policy MD seemingly encouraging hauliers to sign up.
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%).
The RHA is warning that a plan for thousands of lorry drivers to strike on 23 August to demand better pay and conditions will only put more pressure on drivers and the supply chain by exacerbating the driver shortage crisis.