According to BBC News, Royal Mail workers are to vote on whether to strike over pay and other issues linked to privatisation plans. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said that a vote over future pay, and other aspects of the proposed sell-off, could lead to a strike by 10 October. This will be the first […]
International Services International Surface Mail Monday 30 September – Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central & South America, New Zealand Tuesday 1 October – Far and Middle East (except Hong Kong and Singapore) Tuesday 15 October – Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA Tuesday 5 November – Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey Tuesday […]
Just found this fantastic old engraving showing men working in French postal service, 1886. (Click image above to see a large version).
CWU reps are to decide next week if they should ballot Royal Mail workers on a national strike, in a move that will inevitably raise tensions at ongoing negotiations with the postal operator according to PrintWeek. See full story.
Postal workers are set to receive millions of pounds’ worth of Royal Mail shares when the company is privatised later this year. Business Secretary Vince Cable said employees would be given 10% of shares as part of a stock market flotation. He described it as “the biggest employee share scheme for nearly 30 years”. Unions […]
ROYAL Mail has announced its cut-off dates for posting letters and parcels to make sure they arrive in time for Christmas. For second class, including Recorded Signed For Packetpost and Packetsort, it’s Tuesday, December 18th. Items sent first class using the same services must be posted by Thursday, December 20, and the last day for […]
Royal Mail has agreed to suspend surcharges on envelopes which fail to meet its specification requirements until September. The charges, which dramatically increased in number earlier this year, had been the subject of a bitter dispute between Royal Mail and mailing houses until the Direct Marketing Association stepped in. In addition to suspending charges until […]
HEAVY equipment and the staff who operate it have relocated to a new home at a Lincolnshire print and publishing firm. Mortons Mailing, a division of Horncastle-based Mortons, has left its old premises in Holmes Way and transferred to the company’s main headquarters in the town’s Morton Way. The move was made possible by the […]
Rules preventing Royal Mail from leaving letters and parcels with neighbours while you’re out are expected to be lifted by industry regulator Ofcom within the next few weeks. Rival post and courier services are already able to forgo the usual ‘while you were out’ cards and take a more practical approach to deliveries but the […]
We are changing our PPI and adding the ‘Delivered by Royal Mail’ mark to the current PPI designs. A bilingual version will also be made available for customers in Wales. Why we are doing this? The UK was one of the first countries in the EU to open the postal market to full competition in […]