An inquiry into competition in the UK postal sector has been launched, after calls from Royal Mail to protect it from last mile delivery competition earlier this year. The Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) committee yesterday said the inquiry would investigate access, end-to-end delivery of mail, the parcel delivery services available and the impact of competition on Royal Mail’s obligation to deliver a universal service. Royal Mail, which in June called for regulator Ofcom to protect it from last-mile delivery […]
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has pledged to take its fight to the courtroom after Royal Mail applied for a High Court injunction to prevent postal workers taking strike action later this month.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has said a 24-hour strike at Royal Mail and Parcelforce will take place on Monday 4 November if an agreement is not reached over pay, job security, and terms and conditions.
Royal Mail is the UK’s pre-eminent delivery company and as the sole designated universal service provider, it delivers a ‘one price goes anywhere’ service on a range of letters and parcels to over 30 million addresses across the country, six days a week.