Royal Mail axes 2,000 jobs in wake of coronavirus crisis

PUBLISHED: 07:54 25 June 2020 | UPDATED: 09:15 25 June 2020

The Royal Mail depot in Norwich. pic: Archant

The Royal Mail depot in Norwich. pic: Archant

Around 2,000 jobs are being cut at Royal Mail in a management overhaul.

The group is working to slash costs in the face of the coronavirus crisis and the cuts come as part of an overhaul under plans to save £330m over the next two years.

The cull will affect some of its 9,700 managers, with senior executive and non-operational roles hardest hit.

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At the moment Royal Mail has two arms, the UK Parcels, International and Letters division and General Logistics Systems (GLS) - a parcel delivery company based in Europe.

It has been suggested that the firm should be split up.

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The job losses come after a difficult two years at Royal Mail, plagued by letter declines and fights with unions.

Royal Mail has depots across Norfolk.

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