# Friday, August 7, 2009

Further postal strikes are likely to cause delays to some UK mail. The strikes will take place between Friday 7th of August and Tuesday the 11th of August. Affected areas include The Midlands, East Anglia, the West Country, London and Edinburgh. During this time PC2Paper will continue to process and send all mail as usual. However, customers should be aware that mail to the affected areas and surrounding areas is likely to be subject to delays.

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# Friday, July 31, 2009

British Airways will scrap all meals except breakfast on its short-flights. Passengers on flights after 10am will no longer have the option to have food but they will still be able to buy drinks and snacks. Those flying before 10am will still be served breakfast. The Measure will start next week and is likely to save as much as £22m a year. The airline is also considering other cost cutting measures such as removing chocolates and Jacobs crackers from first class passengers, taking away hot towels from those in Club class and axing complimentary gas of pretzels in economy.

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# Monday, July 27, 2009

The postal strikes in London are continuing after 12,000 workers walked out in a dispute over pay and job cuts. The latest round of strikes began on Saturday and will end on Tuesday and is the second strike this month. During the strikes PC2Paper will be sending mail as normal, however, customers should expect delays and are advised to allow extra time for mail to arrive.

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# Thursday, July 16, 2009

More than 12,000 postal workers are to walk out on Friday in action to protest against cuts at Royal Mail. The action is the latest in a series of strikes and threatens the worst destruction to deliveries in years according to this article. The Communication Workers Union has said that more than 12,000 of its members will walk out for 24 hours. The action is expected to affect deliveries in many areas including London, Edinburgh, Bristol and Plymouth although other areas may also be affected. During this time PC2Paper will still process and post mail as usual but customers should be aware that letters are likely to take longer to arrive than usual.

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# Wednesday, July 15, 2009

PC2Paper are currently relocating our UK office. We regret that during this busy time it has been necessary to remove the Recorded Delivery, Special Delivery and International Signed For options. All our services are still available as usual. We hope to have completed our office move by Monday the 21st of July and expect all services to be running normally again at this time. All mail sent from our other printing stations during this period will be unaffected.

posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:53:05 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, June 30, 2009

According to this article airlines lost 42 million items of passengers luggage in just one year. The figures from Which? Holiday indicate that a growing number of bags are being delayed lost or damaged. Most incidents occur when bags are being transferred from one aircraft to another according to SITA a company that specialises in IT solution for the aviation industry. Problems also arise when the the airport code is misread on the luggage tags. The report also found that budget airlines Ryanair and Jet2 paid out the lowest amount of compensation to people affected with Ryanair often limiting payouts to £15 and Jet2 refusing to reimburse people for claims under £30. With passenger numbers expected to reach 2.75 billion by 2011 experts predict the number of mishandled bags could soon  reach the 50 million a year mark.

posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:13:04 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, June 19, 2009

Deliveries to London and parts of Scotland are likely to be affected by a two day strike action by postal workers in these areas. The Communications Workers Unions has said that thousands of its members in London and Edinburgh will walk out today in a dispute over jobs and services. In addition workers in parts of Scotland will strike on Saturdays. During the planned strikes PC2Paper will still send your mail as usual as usual, however, customers should be aware that delivery times in the affected areas will take longer and there are likely be delays of several days on normal delivery times.

posted on Friday, June 19, 2009 7:54:49 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, June 17, 2009

stamp5_1423745c A set of new stamps have been launched by Royal Mail that feature mythical creatures. The stamps include a fire breathing dragon, a giant carrying a bolder, a grey unicorn, a mermaid and a pixie riding a snail. They have been designed by artist Dave McKean and novelist Neil Gaiman. The aim of the new stamps was to bring together some of the well known characters from ancient folklore and legend. Pictured are two of the designs for the 1st class stamps. stamp6_1423743c

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