Industry insiders and unions believe the CEO of the company is using the crisis of the CV-19 pandemic to covertly implement his long term objective of permanently reducing the workforce by over 20,000 people.
It is evident that this same CEO will hold no meetings with trades unions as he sees no value in such meetings. Or maintaining good working relationships with his colleagues who are crucial to the success of the business, it might seem.
But then the CEO who was given a £6m "Golden Hello" to join the company, reportedly still lives in Switzerland, a goodly distance away from those his plans will damage most.
If this report is accurate the commentary contained in the public announcement made by an in-country subordinate that "We have also listened to our hard-working colleagues" will resonate particularly harshly with our hard-working posties.
We will always need the Royal Mail for the "last mile" delivery - not everything can be delivered by white-van people.
They are crucial to us now and will be in the future and deserve to be clapped as loudly as our NHS frontline carers.
https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1841 ... -pandemic/In an article News Shopper wrote: Delivery giant Royal Mail has said it will “temporarily” stop the deliveries of letters on Saturdays.
It said it will continue to provide its letter delivery service from Monday to Friday as normal and said customers “should continue to post both letters and parcels as usual on Saturday”.
Royal Mail will continue to collect all mail from businesses, post offices and post boxes, it said.
When will Saturday deliveries 'temporarily' stop?
The will be halted from this weekend (Saturday, May 2).
What have Royal Mail said?
Shane O’Riordain, managing director of marketing, regulation and corporate affairs at Royal Mail, said: “Our postmen and postwomen are working very hard across the UK in challenging conditions.
“As we said at the start of the coronavirus crisis, there will be some disruption to services.
“We understand the importance of the postal service in keeping the UK connected at this time.
“We have also listened to our hard-working colleagues who have asked us to ease the additional burden on them if possible. As a result, we are making some temporary changes to postal services.”