Royal Mail is shocked by a wave of allegations of bullying after we revealed that its new boss is trying to root out the problem
Royal Mail has been hit by a flurry of allegations of bullying after The Mail on Sunday revealed last week that its new boss is trying to root out the problem.
After Simon Thompson pledged to stop bullying “at the source” among the workforce of 140,000, employees stepped in to speak up.
Drivers at Royal Mail-owned Parcelforce claimed that software used to inform customers of delivery times had been used to impose unmanageable workloads.
The sign of the times: mail delivery clerks repeatedly claimed to have felt intimidated and nervous by office managers trying to hit budgets
Mail delivery workers repeatedly claimed to have felt intimidated and nervous by office managers trying to hit budgets.
Several people claimed that part-time employees were required to work full hours without the associated benefits.
One of them said that they were subjected to “horrific bullying” at a delivery office and “never recovered.”
Another said, “Bullying has been around for years. The worst thing was people willing to turn a blind eye.
A Royal Mail spokeswoman said: “We have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying and will thoroughly investigate all alleged cases.”
Parcelforce said drivers with an increased workload were “compensated accordingly.”