RECESSION LEAVES NATIONAL POSTS GASPING FOR AIR FIRESTORM OVER ROYAL MAIL PRIVATIZATION A proposal to bring in outside investors to shore up Royal Mail threatens Labour government. In late February, Business Secretary Peter Mandelson revealed that Royal Mail's total pension deficit would be revalued...

POSTAL OPERATORS HIT BY FINANCIAL CRISIS ECONOMY IMPERILS POSTAL LIBERALIZATION? Tumultuous 4th quarter puts pressure on reform initiatives. Q4 financial estimates have sent both government and private mail operators into crisis mode. Initially, skyrocketing fuel costs disrupted the plans of fuel-dependent mail operators. Although...

UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION FACES TOUGH AGENDA UPU CONGRESS CONVENES IN GENEVA Member nations are preparing for the 24th Universal Postal Congress, from July 23 to August 12 in Geneva. Delegates from the UPU’s 191 member countries will deliberate issues facing the global postal sector....