Ofcom has said it does not see competition from final-mile delivery firms as a threat to Royal Mail’s ability to continue to provide a universal postal service. Following calls made earlier this year for the regulator to protect its final-mile delivery service from increased competition, Ofcom has concluded that Royal Mail’s universal service is not currently under threat and will not impose regulatory conditions on its direct delivery competitors, including Whistl (formerly TNT Post). It will, however, monitor the direct […]
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has warned that strike action at Royal Mail and Parcelforce is possible from 10 October if union members vote in favour of it later this month.
Whistl has become the first company to secure a postal contract with the Government of Northern Ireland which will see it process 20m items of mail a year.