Industrial action at Royal Mail appears to be off the table after managers were offered an improved pay deal. The long-running pay dispute began when around 4,800 managers at the company refused a proposed pay increase of 1.3% for the year beginning September 2015. After talks with Unite, Royal Mail has reviewed the offer and proposed a new two-year pay deal. The deal would see the managers receive a 1.6% for the year started September 2015, then a further 1.3% beginning […]
Specialist bulk and waste carrier Hargreaves Transport Services (HTS) is raising the rate it pays subcontracted drivers in an attempt to develop a more stable relationship with them. The 3% rise, to be applied from 1 December, will add £750,000 a year to HTS’s costs. But the County Durham-based operator believes the move will help create a more loyal and equitable relationship with its 450 regular subcontractors, 105 of whom work solely for HTS. Neil Sowerby, HTS operations manager, described […]
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.
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.