Feb 11, 2021
Royal Mail to retain 10,000 temporary workers
Royal Mail is to keep on 10,000 of the 33,000 temporary workers it took on to help it through the Christmas period. "Given these record volumes, we recognise that at times our service during the period was not always as we would have wished," said Royal Mail chairman Keith Williams. Last month, Royal Mail agreed what unions called a "Landmark" deal to settle a long-running two year dispute with workers over pay and conditions. Under the agreement, Royal Mail is able to prioritise investment in its fast-growing parcels division. Given the stronger-than-expected trading, Royal Mail said it now predicted group adjusted operating profit would be "Well in excess of £500m" for the 2020-21 financial year.
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