Tag: Royal Mail

UK housing stock makes deliveries more difficult


The Royal Mail has released an interesting report revealing that the UK’s housing stock profile is changing with more flats being built than ever before. Flats now make up nearly a quarter (23%) of all housing in the UK. The number of flats has increased 4.2% over the last four years, compared to total growth […]

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Why are Royal Mail risking strikes with Pension renegotiations?

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It’s been a number of years since Royal Mail workers walked out en masse although it used to be pretty much a biennial event, generally every second year in the run up to Christmas. Now as Royal Mail announce a formal consultation on the company’s pension scheme the unions are rattling their sabres and threatening […]

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Royal Mail pension problems could lead to strikes


Royal Mail, and the two key unions that represent their workers, have entered into talks about pensions. Although currently in surplus, it seems that the Royal Mail pension fund will dry up in 2018. Couriers like MyHermes will be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of strikes by Royal Mail: nothing converts sellers […]

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Strikes haven’t impacted Post Office and Royal Mail

Post Office

Five days of strikes by CWU workers at Crown Post Office branches are currently underway and there have been reports of wildcat strikes by some Royal Mail workers. But according to Royal Mail the industrial action has had virtually no impact on services. The last posting date for First Class mail was today (the 20th) […]

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Delivery expectations at Christmas need a healthy dose of pessimism


We’ve had a couple of emails land today with some courier related questions and the topics are worth a quick reminder in the run up to Christmas. Some people have overly optimistic expectations of when items may be delivered so it’s worth tempering with a touch of realism. Is Saturday a working day? Couriers don’t […]

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Post Office strike – no impact on Royal Mail

Royal Mail Delivery Confirmation

Royal Mail will be operating as normal next week when the CWU union says its members in the Post Office will take industrial action. They said today “We expect there to be no or little impact our parcels or letters operations. The Post Office has confirmed as well that it expects its 11,000 branches to […]

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In praise of Royal Mail extended Delivery Office opening hours

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Like many online shoppers, I’m no stranger to my local Royal Mail Delivery Office, the local sorting office, call it what you will. If I miss my postie then I end up strolling to the Hove depot with my card and ID to collect my missed delivery from Royal Mail. It’s no particular hardship but […]

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Royal Mail Extended Christmas Opening Hours

Royal Mal Delivery Office Thatcham

Royal Mail have announced extended opening hours in over 1,200 delivery offices in the main cities and towns across the UK during December to offer more convenience to its customers picking up parcels. Some of Royal Mail’s delivery offices are opening until 5pm on Christmas Eve. During December, large city delivery offices are open from […]

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