Royal Mail is facing strike action after four weeks of negotiations on pension reforms ended in stalemate. In the same week the company was relegated from the FTSE 100 to the FTSE 250, the CWU said it is yet to decide whether to ballot members on industrial action. A CWU spokesman told MT: “We have finished four weeks of talks with no resolution and so the executive will meet tomorrow (5 September 2017) to decide whether or not to ballot […]
The DfT has confirmed it has no plans to extend the relaxation in enforcement of drivers’ hours rules that has been in effect since late July due to cross-Channel delays arising from industrial action and migrant problems.
The Communication Workers Union has accused Royal Mail’s court action against a planned strike as a “desperate delaying tactic” and claimed industrial action is “inevitable”, after the High Court ruled the scheduled walkout to be unlawful yesterday.
Royal Mail has admitted that the threat of industrial action and the introduction of size-based parcel pricing led to volumes being flat in the first nine months of the current financial year.