British Postal Strike Called Off

Share this article:
British postal workers have called off a national strike planned for May 8 after reaching a tentative pay deal with Consignia and a breakthrough on talks to change delivery procedures.


Members of the Communication Workers Union will receive an increase of 2.2 percent increase backdated to October 2001, and a 2.3 percent increase beginning Oct. 15, plus other benefits. Members will vote on the two-year deal in the coming weeks.


Delivery changes at issue include providing one mail delivery daily instead of two and increasing the size of postal workers' rounds. A spokesman for Consignia, the re-branded post office, said pilot programs testing one delivery per day will still be launched as soon as possible.


Consignia said the strike would have been "financial suicide." Struggling to cope with the opening of its markets to competition, Consignia has already announced it will axe 15,000 jobs and close 3,000 post offices.


Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.
close

Next Article in News

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in News

Hawk Search Widens its Global Reach

Hawk Search Widens its Global Reach

Hawk Search's solution offers support for more than twice as many languages as other site search providers, according to the company.

Candidates Offer Change In The Form of Targeting

Candidates Offer Change In The Form of Targeting

A campaign for Ben Carson raised $2.8 million despite his lack of cooperation.

Target Names Retail Veteran Brian Cornell as CEO

Target Names Retail Veteran Brian Cornell as CEO

He leaves the top job at PepsiCo Foods to take the spot vacated by Greg Steinhafel in the aftermath of the data breach.