Postal Industry News
Swiss Post has agreed a new wage deal with unions Syndicom and Transfair that will see the minimum wage increased to CHF 50,000 (EUR 40,759) from 2014.
Poland’s Integer.pl Group has signed a global agreement with electronics giant Samsung to provide its InPost parcel locker network for product returns.
The first Monday in December - was the busiest day ever for transactions on its Internet services. The Marlow-based company reported a 70 per cent surge in business compared with the same day in 2012. Transactions were 15 per cent higher than a week earlier and 35 per cent higher than the first Monday of November.
Portugal privatizes its national postal service tomorrow, as trading in CTT Group shares officially begins on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.
Royal Mail has secured an agreement with negotiators at its leading trade union, the Communication Workers Union.
Britain’s railway infrastructure operator Network Rail is piloting a new parcel shop service in which consumers will be able to pick up or send parcels from their nearest train station.
Brazil Post is in preliminary talks with payment technology company Valid on the potential for a partnership to develop new digital services.
Ireland’s leading independent delivery business is set to move fifty per cent more parcels in the run-up to Christmas than it did during the same period last year.
TNT Express as announced plans to cut 237 jobs in the UK and 400 jobs in Germany as its global cost-cutting programme continues.
The US Postal Service has shelved plans to require business mailers to use its full service Intelligent Mail barcode in order to claim discounts for machine-sortable mailings.
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