Royal Mail boss Simon Thompson to step down

Royal Mail boss Simon Thompson to step down

Royal Mail boss Simon Thompson is to step down from his position, the proprietor of the postal large has mentioned.

Mr Thompson mentioned he believed it was the “proper time” to go after Royal Mail and the principle postal union struck a deal that might finish a long-running dispute.

He has had a troublesome two years accountable for the agency.

Mr Thompson had come underneath stress after he was accused of deceptive MPs when he denied Royal Mail tracked staff’ productiveness.

He’ll stay in submit till the top of October, and the board is in “superior levels” of appointing a brand new chief govt, it mentioned.

There have been stories that Mr Thompson had turn into “more and more disillusioned” throughout strike motion by members of the Communication Employees Union (CWU).

It’s believed leaders of Royal Mail’s guardian firm, Worldwide Distributions Providers, additionally needed recent management on the agency after the dispute over pay and situations.

Final month, union bosses really useful that staff settle for the brand new deal which might finish the bitter dispute. Union members shall be balloted later this month.

The corporate had mentioned that extra industrial motion, which had already value it £200m, may result in Royal Mail going bust.

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