# Friday, September 11, 2009

Postal workers are to be balloted on a full scale national strike in a dispute over pay and modernisation. There have already been several unofficial regional strikes across the country which have delayed an estimated 20 million letters. Royal Mail managers and unions have been holding talks to try and resolve these but with no solution in sight the Communication Workers Union has now announced an official strike ballot which will be held next Wednesday. The result of the ballot will be announced later this month.

posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 4:10:58 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday the 31st of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK meaning there are no deliveries or collections on this day. Any mail sent after close of business (5pm) on Friday 28th of August will be sent on the next available working day Tuesday 1st of September.

posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 10:52:38 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Royal Mail workers have started further strikes over a disagreement regarding job cuts. The strikes will run from the 17th to the 24th of August and have already began in Coventry, London, Leamington Spa, Nottingham and Stoke on Trent. We are expecting mail to the affected areas to be delayed and customers should be aware that mail delivery will take longer than usual. During this time PC2Paper collections are unaffected and we will still mail letters as normal, however, delivery times will be affected. The Strikes take place in London, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Nottingham, Stoke on Trent, Birmingham, Essex, Peterborough, Bristol, Leeds, Kings Lynn, Boston, Carrickfergus, Skegness and Huntington.

posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:27:51 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, August 17, 2009

Ryanair have announced that they will launch 14 new routes from Leeds-Bradford airport. The airline will offer 63 weekly flights starting from March next year. Destinations will include popular summer holiday destinations such as Ibiza, Malaga and Malta. Flights to Palma, Limoges, Montpellier, Nantes, Carcassonne, Pisa, Venice, Krakow, Faro, Knock and Murcia will also be introduced. The new routes will create and additional 1,000 jobs and increase the airlines annual passenger traffic to over million people.

posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 11:29:13 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# 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.

posted on Friday, August 7, 2009 2:43:02 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# 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.

posted on Friday, July 31, 2009 10:30:06 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# 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.

posted on Monday, July 27, 2009 1:37:01 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# 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.

posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:55:48 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback