Postal Workers in 24-hour Strike
Its not surprising that Royal Mail are struggling. An inside source reveals that they receive only (11.5p) 13p for each letter that they deliver for the private postal companies. From a 34p retail charge. Royal Mail had been urging the regulator to set an access price of 20p Source: Royal Mail attacks Postcomm plan for access
Royal Mail Chairman Allan Leighton has mounted a fierce assault on Postcomm's final access pricing plans, claiming the move would slash 650m [pounds sterling] from the group's bottom line. Leighton slams access pricing plan
Who runs Postcomm? Commissioners and directors - Postcomm
Who appointed the members? DTI Government
Minister for Trade and Industry 8 June 2001 – 6 May 2005 Patricia Hewitt
The current holder of the post is John Hutton, since June 28 2007,
The postal service across the UK is set to be hit by further disruption as Royal Mail staff prepare a second day of strike action starting on Thursday.
Communication Workers Union (CWU) said that up to 130,000 of its members would walk out from 1900 BST. This follows an earlier stoppage last month.
The union has written to Royal Mail chairman Allan Leighton to outline a deal which could break the deadlock.
It is in dispute with the Royal Mail over the company's 2.5% pay offer.
The CWU is also locked in battle with the Royal Mail over its modernisation plans, which they say will lead to the loss of 40,000 jobs.
Royal Mail says that changes are essential in order to compete with Royal Mail rivals