CWU backs launch of Royal Mail’s Sunday service

Royal Mail is set to introduce a new Sunday service this week (7th September) to make it easier for shoppers to receive their parcels.

The service will be piloted this Sunday in around 100 of the busiest delivery offices across the UK and deliveries will start taking place to households within the M25.

Following discussions with Royal Mail, a trial telephone service for customers will operate from this Sunday from 9am to 2pm.

Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, said: “Royal Mail employees are keen to work with the company to improve services for customers. Delivering on Sunday is an important initiative and one of the ways in which Royal Mail, with the help of its workers, is modernising.

“We’ve negotiated that staff can opt to work on Sundays voluntarily and we’ve ensured they are properly compensated. We have worked hard to make sure that Royal Mail is committed to using full and part-time staff rather than agency workers.”