The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has pledged to take its fight to the courtroom after Royal Mail applied for a High Court injunction to prevent postal workers taking strike action later this month. Royal Mail said the CWU had failed to follow a legally binding dispute resolution procedure, making any strike action by its members illegal. It is an escalation in a long-running dispute over Royal Mail’s proposed new pension scheme and pay rates. It follows a CWU announcement last […]
Ofcom has announced a “fundamental review” into the regulation of Royal Mail, after the withdrawal of Whistl’s final mile delivery service left it without a major competitor in the postal market.
A quarter of SME online retailers plan to focus on improving their delivery and returns processes in 2013 as the sector becomes more competitive. A study commissioned by Royal Mail revealed that small online retailers will prioritise improving their delivery and returns services above improving the range and quality of products they sell and pricing more competitively. Over half of the small e-tailers questioned saw an increase in sales last year. Some 64% are confident that sales will rise in […]
Royal Mail has called the threat of strike action by members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) “harmful”, ahead of the union’s meeting this week to decide whether a ballot should be held.