Unite has criticised Royal Mail for refusing to up a proposed pay increase, despite reporting a £608m profit in its latest results. The postal service said it could face regulator fines if the dispute escalates further. More than 4,800 Royal Mail employees are currently on a work to rule and an overtime ban as part of the ongoing dispute around a proposed 1.3% pay increase for the group’s managers, which the union’s members believe to be inadequate. The £608m figure […]
Profit margins continue to be held back by customers’ reluctance to increase rates, John G Russell (Transport) chief executive, logistics, Alan Poulton has warned.
Industrial action at Royal Mail appears to be off the table after managers were offered an improved pay deal.
The Unite union has accused Tesco of getting Stobart Group “to do its dirty work” for it, after the 183 drivers based at the operator’s Doncaster DC were told they faced possible redundancy. Eddie Stobart revealed its plans to staff at the DC yesterday (5 September), confirming Unite’s worst fears following the transfer of the business and staff from Tesco to Stobart on 5 August. David Pickering, Eddie Stobart MD, said: “After a thorough assessment and review of the transport […]