Royal Mail is to open 10 temporary parcel sorting sites between now and Christmas to sort a significant amount of its peak volumes. The sites will be opened on a phased basis from today (3 November) and will be located in: West Lothian, Leeds, Middleton in Greater Manchester, Wolverhampton, Llantrisant in South Wales, Swindon, Greenford in west London, Peterborough and Milton Keynes. Around 4,000 of the 19,000 seasonal workers it is currently recruiting will be based at the sites. It […]
Royal Mail has settled its long-running dispute with members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU).
Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has revealed a sharp increase in the number of British-based online retailers seeking advice about delivery standards. The parcels management firm says retailers are now more savvy about how effective deliveries play an essential part in maintaining customer satisfaction and encouraging repeat business. Simon Veale, director at GFS, says: “For some, pressures on their delivery networks in the run-up to the Christmas peak season really brought home the importance of making contingencies to get goods to […]
In November, City Link’s parent Rentokil revealed the express parcels firm had recorded a loss for the first nine months of the year of £24m, albeit £1m less than that posted in the same period of 2011 on revenue up £7m to £225m. Nevertheless Rentokil chief executive Alan Brown reaffirmed his faith in the management team City Link MD Dave Smith has assembled – largely from former colleagues from Royal Mail – and the latest three year recovery plan that […]