Royal Mail’s share scheme plans opposed by MPs

Royal Mail’s proposal to motivate staff by offering them a company share scheme has been slammed by Labour MPs as being too controversial and lacking coherence.

The share scheme plans have been a cornerstone of chairman Allan Leighton’s intentions to engage staff in the business and revamp Royal Mail. But 193 Labour MPs have signed a motion to oppose his plans.

A spokesman for the Trade and Industry Select Committee said: “If Royal Mail’s management still wish to pursue commercial ways of motivating their employees, we believe there are less controversial ways to do this, such as the current profit-sharing scheme.”

The committee also said that the government and Royal Mail needed to find more money to address the company’s £4.5bn pension deficit.



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