May 8, 2023

Royal Mail boss expected to resign within weeks

The boss of the Royal Mail is expected to step down within weeks following a difficult two years in charge. The Royal Mail said it would not "Comment on speculation". Last month, bosses of the Communication Workers Union recommended that postal workers accept a new pay deal, which would end the long-running feud with the Royal Mail. Mr Thompson's position within the company was weakened after he was recalled to give evidence to MPs in January, following "Hundreds" of complaints about the accuracy of earlier testimony in which he denied that the firm tracked workers' productivity through their handheld computers. MPs also questioned his denial that Royal Mail prioritised parcels.

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