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. Industrial action over disputed pension reforms was scheduled for 19 October, having been voted for by 89% of CWU members at Royal Mail, with a 73% turnout. Contesting the legality of the strike in light of an agreement signed by both parties in […]
Further talks between union Unite and white goods manufacturer Indesit UK were held yesterday, the union has confirmed – just as the second of three strikes by drivers and warehouse staff was due to begin.
The post and parcels industry has said the impending Royal Mail strike could force customers to rethink their delivery options as rival operators prepare for disruption to their final-mile deliveries.
Royal Mail Group chief executive Moya Greene said that next year “would be a good aim” for the planned sale of the firm. Although there is no definite time frame for Royal Mail to be privatised, the government hopes the firm receives the capital it needs in 2013, Greene said at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Marketforce Future of UK Postal Services conference in London yesterday (4 December). Greene said: “I know that Her Majesty’s government would like […]