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LTB 655/16 - Agreement between CWU & Parcelforce Worldwide on 2016 AUTUMN PRESSURE AND CHRISTMAS Remuneration Proposals for all CWU Grade Depot Employees

03 Nov 2016, 14:26

LTB 655/16 - Agreement between CWU & Parcelforce Worldwide on 2016 AUTUMN PRESSURE AND CHRISTMAS Remuneration Proposals for all CWU Grade Depot Employees

No. 655/2016

3rd November 2016

For the Immediate Attention of All:



Postal Branches with Parcelforce Members

Regional Organisers

Parcelforce Depot Representatives



Agreement between CWU & Parcelforce Worldwide on 2016 AUTUMN PRESSURE AND CHRISTMAS Remuneration Proposals for all CWU Grade Depot Employees



Dear Colleagues

Branches and representatives will be aware that in previous years agreement has been reached with Parcelforce Worldwide in relation to incentive for volunteers to attend on the Saturdays and Sundays in the run up to Christmas.

In line with this tradition attached for your information is the Agreement between CWU & Parcelforce Worldwide on 2016 Autumn Pressure and Christmas Remuneration Proposals for all CWU Grade Depot Employees which has been endorsed by the Postal Executive. In respect of incentive payments for attendance over the stated period the agreement mirrors those achieved in previous years.

For 2016 however the business has decided to extend the weekends to be worked to include the last weekend in November when Black Friday falls and additionally Saturday, 24th December. This of course affords our members the opportunity over a longer time period to achieve the £36 incentive for commitment to attend for two or more Saturdays/Sundays.

Colleagues will note that the agreement also fulfils the terms of Annual Conference 2016, Motion 37 in relation to Admin/Callers Offices:

This Conference instructs the Postal Executive that any future Christmas arrangements agreements in Parcelforce will include the closure of the Admin/Callers Office at 4.00pm on Christmas Eve (Monday to Friday).

Christmas 2016 Admin/Callers Office closure will follow usual weekend hours, any increase in attendance will be on a voluntary basis only.

In addition the department had received representation from the field that night workers were being disadvantaged financially, as due to Working Time Directive the requirement in the agreement to attend for a minimum of 6 hour periods would limit the opportunity for them to achieve the additional incentive. Therefore it has been agreed that to ensure that there is equal access for all staff the requirement for a commitment to the minimum six hours will be waived on an exceptional basis where compliance with WTD regulations would preclude a full commitment.

The department has also clarified that where night shifts are Monday (Night) - Saturday (Morning), conditioned hours would be achieved through attendance on the non-Bank Holiday nights. As such, attendance on the nights of 27th December and 2nd January (3rd in Scotland) would be voluntary. The business have confirmed that on the application of Bank Holidays for night workers, the Bank Holiday arrangements will be applied as per our agreement and where that requires attendance on a Bank Holiday not as part of their normal conditioned hours, that they will be sought as volunteers.

In line with the attached agreement discussions between local Parcelforce Representatives and Management may now commence in order to ensure adequate cover for work and manpower requirements for the Autumn Pressure/Christmas period.

Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: dwyatt@cwu.org or shayman@cwu.org quoting reference number: 106A.07

Yours sincerely



Davie Robertson

Assistant Secretary
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LTB 655/16 - Agreement between CWU & Parcelforce Worldwide on 2016 AUTUMN PRESSURE AND CHRISTMAS Remuneration Proposals for all CWU Grade Depot Employees

07 Nov 2016, 17:22

It says Sataurday 24th December is a normal working day. Does this mean we are running normal Sataurday routes? Or does it mean we are running normal mon-fri routes and everybody is working (not voluntarily)? :cool

LTB 655/16 - Agreement between CWU & Parcelforce Worldwide on 2016 AUTUMN PRESSURE AND CHRISTMAS Remuneration Proposals for all CWU Grade Depot Employees

07 Nov 2016, 18:50

The 24th is purely voluntary, we thought they would have offered an extra incentive to work as most drivers in my depot won't be coming in even for £20ph . You will primarily be covering just Saturday work as most of your weekday work should be gone as the depot should be cleared on Friday . I probably will work upto 1pm but won't let management overload me as many won't be working .

LTB 655/16 - Agreement between CWU & Parcelforce Worldwide on 2016 AUTUMN PRESSURE AND CHRISTMAS Remuneration Proposals for all CWU Grade Depot Employees

09 Nov 2016, 12:53

Yeah that's cool I'll do same then as money would come in handy and Sataurday route int too bad like. Cheers