The Royal Mail board has approved the agreement broached with the Communication Workers Union to end a long-running battle over pay and pension reform. The two parties announced they had reached an agreement last week after more than a month of mediation, but it remained subject to approval from the postal operator’s board and CWU members. In an update today Royal Mail confirmed its board had okayed the agreement, and the union will recommend its members vote in favour of […]
Royal Mail offset declining letter volume with its growing parcels operation in a year that saw it surpass the £10bn turnover mark for the first time, but saw pre-tax profit fall by more than a third (37%).
Royal Mail is opening eight temporary sorting centres to handle the expected rise in parcel volumes this Christmas. The centres will be dedicated to sorting a ‘significant proportion’ of the parcels handled by the firm before they are distributed to regional depots across the country. Temporary operations will be phased in across the peak period and will open in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Swansea, Bolton, Tamworth, Peterborough, Swindon and Greenford, west London. Managing director of operations and modernisation Mark Higson said: “Christmas […]
It is impossible to stop the migrant problem at Calais, only a co-ordinated effort to address the issue at source will bring respite to hauliers crossing The Channel, Eurotunnel has said.