Royal Mail is the UK’s pre-eminent delivery company and as the sole designated universal service provider, it delivers a ‘one price goes anywhere’ service on a range of letters and parcels to over 30 million addresses across the country, six days a week. It is now nearly five years since Royal Mail was floated on the Stock Exchange. Since then the company has evolved to meet the changing market demands from the growth in parcels and falling mail volumes. Royal […]
Royal Mail is facing strike action after four weeks of negotiations on pension reforms ended in stalemate.
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]
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.