Only one had logos or signage although Iâ€
The truck with signage was UK Mail, a unit of Business Post Group plc which says it is â€œthe largest independent parcels, mail and logistics services company within the UK.â€ Itâ€
Yesterday, the Royal Mail postmen were back at work, delivering the mail again to homes and businesses up and down the country. I got five items through the letterbox: The Economist, just a day late; and four letters. What I immediately noticed about the letters was that not one of them had the postal frank of the Royal Mail: instead, all were franked â€˜UK Mailâ€
I suppose the only good thing about the postal strike, from a customer point of view, is that thereâ€
Speaking of The Economist â€“ an organization that places great stock in a reliable postal service to deliver its product to subscribers in a timely fashion â€“ they make interesting contingency plans as an email on Thursday explained:
I wonder what their stats would show for website accesses and audio edition downloads. On the rise, I bet.
The CWU has called for three days of more strikes for the coming week. I call that nail-in-the-coffin suicide, to mix a few metaphors.