first_img Parcel pandemonium: Royal Mail braces for Christmas strike chaos whatsapp James Warrington Share Sunday 13 October 2019 7:01 pm Read more: Royal Mail launches search for new UK director The planned strike, which could be the postal service’s largest strike action in more than a decade, comes in protest at a raft of issues, including pay and conditions. If passed, the ballot is expected to lead to a mass walkout over the Christmas period or on Black Friday at the end of November, the Sunday Times reported. LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: A Royal Mail Properties and Facilities Solutions team re-paints a postbox in the iconic colour known as “Pillarbox Red” near Westminster Abbey on September 18, 2019 in London, England. The Royal Mail aims to re-paint every postbox every three years, using the regulation paint colours Royal Mail red (colour ref no. 538 BS381C) and Black (colour ref no. 00E 53, BS4800). (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The CWU has also criticised boss Rico Back over an apparent threat to Royal Mail’s universal service obligation, which requires it to deliver anywhere in the UK six days a week for a set price. It comes in a period of upheaval for Royal Mail, which has suffered a share price drop of more than 45 per cent in the last year as it struggles to fend off competition from rivals such as Hermes and Whistl. Letter and parcel deliveries could be thrown into disarray over Christmas as Royal Mail workers threaten to launch strike action. The company last week appointed headhunters to search for a director to help turnaround its struggling UK business. “Industrial action – or the threat of it – undermines the trust of our customers. It makes it harder for Royal Mail to pay for the existing industry-leading terms and conditions it provides.” “We all want a successful and sustainable company that provides good quality jobs, fairness in workloads, and continues delivering a sustainable universal service,” said Shane O’Riordain, the Royal Mail’s managing director of regulation and corporate affairs. Main image credit: Getty Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateUndoNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistUndo Read more: Over 100,000 Royal Mail workers to vote on strike action Royal Mail said it was committed to “open and constructive engagement” with the CWU. More than 100,000 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have been balloted over strike action, with the results expected on Tuesday. whatsapp Tags: Royal Maillast_img

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