Archive for the 'postal service' Category

Postman wins settlement after being sacked for not wearing helmet – Daily Telegraph

“A postman has won an unfair dismissal settlement after being sacked for not wearing his cycle helmet.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law ‘will keep Queen’s head on stamps’ – BBC News

“A law is set to be passed guaranteeing that UK stamps will continue to feature the Queen’s head – even if Royal Mail enters foreign hands.”

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BBC News, 9th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Royal Mail to face legal action – BBC News

“The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is going to the High Court on Friday to seek an injunction preventing Royal Mail from using 30,000 agency workers.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (TNT Post UK Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (Royal Mail Group Ltd, interested party) Case C-357/07 – Times Law Reports

Regina (TNT Post UK Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (Royal Mail Group Ltd, interested party)
Case C-357/07

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“The Royal Mail was exempt from value-added tax as a supplier of public postal services, except for supplies of goods or services whose terms had been individually negotiated.”

The Times, 27th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Royal Mail partial sell-off Bill published – The Independent

“The Government today pressed ahead with its controversial plans to part-privatise the Royal Mail but tried to head off growing criticism by pledging to enshrine in law that the organisation would remain publicly owned.”

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The Independent, 26th February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Woman loses post office legal bid – BBC News

“A pensioner who went to the High Court claiming government moves to close post offices discriminated against disabled people has lost her fight.”

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BBC News, 18th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Disabled woman takes fight to save post offices to high court – Daily Telegraph

“A severely disabled woman will take her battle to stop the government’s post office closure programme to the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Post union demands dog attack law – BBC News

“A trade union is pressing for a change in the law to help reduce the number of dog attacks on postal delivery staff.”

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BBC News, 13th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Post Office court victory for 73-year-old disabled woman – Daily Telegraph

“A disabled woman in her 70s has saved her local post office from closure after winning a High Court battle that could see other condemned branches around the country being given a stay of execution.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Post office legal battle launched – BBC News

“A severely disabled woman has taken her campaign to save her local post office to the High Court.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court challenge on post offices – BBC News

“Legal action is being launched aimed at halting plans to shut scores of post offices in London.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

London Mayor Ken Livingstone mounts legal challenge over post office closures – The Times

“Royal Mail’s plans to close 2,500 post offices could be thrown into disarray after the Mayor of London said yesterday that he would mount a legal challenge in the capital.”

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The Times, 18th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Post Office compensation claim could cost millions – The Times

“Royal Mail could be forced to pay several million pounds in compensation amid accusations that it flouted employment law in its restructuring of the Post Office network.”

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The Times, 6th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Royal Mail wins court injunction to stop strikes planned for next week – The Guardian

“Royal Mail last night won an high court ruling outlawing two one-day strikes planned by postal workers next week.”

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The Guardian, 13th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Royal Mail set to close its final-salary pensions to all employees – The Times

“Royal Mail plans to close its final-salary pension scheme to all employees in a move that could plunge the business further into industrial turmoil.”

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The Times, 24th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina (Consumer Council for Postal Services) v. Postal Services Commission and Another – Times Law Reports

Absence of lawyer is regretted 

Regina (Consumer Council for Postal Services) v. Postal Services Commission and Another

Court of Appeal 

“The Royal Mail was entitled to refuse compensation to a customer who was in default of credit terms without reasonable excuse. The fact and extent of the customer’s default was ascertained by reference to a particular point rather than a period of time.”

The Times, 20th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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