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Parcel delivery industry and labour standards

15 Jul 2017, 16:36

https://www.ft.com/content/f4fb6e2e-67f ... 38dcaef614

Sir, Royal Mail is one of the country’s largest employers, with 142,000 people. We provide one in 185 jobs across the UK. We are proud that 98.7 per cent of our people have permanent contracts that pay well above the National Living Wage.

We have long had major concerns about labour standards in the broader parcels sector. The recommendations of the Taylor revieware a step in the right direction. We look forward to concrete proposals to raise standards for all people working to deliver parcels. We offer the best employment terms and conditions in our sector and paid £370m in national insurance contributions last year from us and our employees, making a substantial contribution to the exchequer.

All too often we are competing with players in the delivery industry who are able to avoid NI charges and the UK’s minimum employment standards through labour models that are unfair and insecure.

We do not claim to be perfect. We will look at those parts of our business, such as Parcelforce Worldwide and eCourier, that operate using some self-employed drivers. If there are issues to be addressed, we will take action. I hope that others in the delivery sector will do likewise, or explain why they will not.

Moya Greene

Chief Executive, Royal Mail Group


Parcel delivery industry and labour standards

15 Jul 2017, 16:39

"We do not claim to be perfect." :shock: That's not what I believed having read every issue of the Courier cover to cover. :cuppa :roll: :roll:

Parcel delivery industry and labour standards

15 Jul 2017, 19:24

"We will look at those parts of our business, ..................................If there are issues to be addressed, we will take action. I hope that others in the delivery sector will do likewise, or explain why they will not."


So that's all right then, the're on the case.

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Parcel delivery industry and labour standards

15 Jul 2017, 19:30

midegarelu wrote:"We will look at those parts of our business, ..................................If there are issues to be addressed, we will take action. I hope that others in the delivery sector will do likewise, or explain why they will not."


So that's all right then, the're on the case.

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Phew, we can all sleep well tonight. :cuppa :pray :thumbup

Parcel delivery industry and labour standards

16 Jul 2017, 22:41

The big problem with the recent Taylor review is that it legitimises many aspects of what our competitors are doing by approving a new third form of work, the 'dependent contractor'. Unlike the TUC and Labour party, Moya failed to demand clarity that there are only two, either you are self employed or employed. Taylor has actually suggested a model of employment that our competitors will move grudgingly to for their 'workers', but also Moya and her subsequent chief execs in the near future may be far keener to move to for many of our current 'employed' workforce. Commissioned by the Tories and delivered by a Blairite, the Taylor report wreaks of establishment stitch up.

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