The target is to reduce the number of collections.
Primarily wave 3's (as this is where most of the workload can be cut), but also wave 1's and 2's as well.
It's all about head count.Any BULLSHIT about getting mail into the MC earlier is exactly that.
They actually want to reduce wave 3's further by making them longer.
If, for example, a collection unit has 500 pick ups split between 20 routes, that is an average of 25 pick ups per route.
If they take 150 boxes, that leaves 350 pick ups, which means 14 routes.
If they then make routes longer, e.g. 35 pick ups per route, then that leaves 10 routes.
If they can remove enough wave 1's and 2's in line with that, then they have a better chance of a bigger head count reduction, up to 50%.
Royal Mail's ONLY target at this point, is reducing costs.
For them, the easiest way to do this is cut staff numbers, as this is their biggest proportion of expenditure.
And in achieving this, the board will likely get big pay rises and bonuses, as well as share options.
While many of our colleagues will get the dole queue, possibly excepting the lucky minority who may get VR, assuming the terms remain favourable.