Royal Mail said it had written to Unite asking it stop using “misleading figures” after the trade union claimed it planned to cut 542 frontline delivery managers from the business. Summer strikes are now on the cards after a vote among workers resulted in 86% agreeing to walk out over apparent job cuts. Unite warned that letter and parcel delivery “chaos” was now inevitable. However, Royal Mail hit back and said there were no grounds for industrial action and the […]
Analysts have reacted cautiously to Royal Mail’s year end results, which saw the group’s turnover grow 2% year-on-year but annual profit fall by more than a third (37%).
Royal Mail has called for its regulator to protect it from last mile delivery competitors such as TNT Post, claiming that TNT’s expansion plans could cut £200m from its annual turnover.
Arla Foods’ plans to close its Hatfield Peverel dairy processing plant and outsource its logistics operation to Bidvest Logistics have been slammed by union Unite.