Royal Mail is introducing a parcel collection servicehttps://www.theguardian.com/busines...s-up-service
On the one hand, this seems sensible, given the prevalence of online shopping and the current difficulties around contact with others. On the other, my understanding is that, in its wisdom, Royal Mail's management doesn't intend to create new jobs as part of this process. To think that a time-consuming process can be introduced without affecting the existing service, under which delivery staff are already stretched, is ludicrously over-optimistic. I wonder too whether the logistics and staff are in place to manage the myriad problems that will arise - I suspect not.