16 Jun 2007, 21:38
16 Jun 2007, 22:00
16 Jun 2007, 22:04
Ditto that!!---------a Krude KWAKKPOSTMAN wrote:Tell them bollox,what's your rep doing btw.
16 Jun 2007, 22:13
blackdog wrote:Have all office's now started the sneaky consultation exercise where two by two you're asked into the manager's office to give your thoughts on starting an hour or more later. We were asked to tick yes or no, state your reason and then sign the form in front of our manager.
Looks like they are searching for weak points to use as ammo against the union's stance against this. Any thoughts?
17 Jun 2007, 10:44
17 Jun 2007, 20:44
POSTMAN wrote:Tell them bollox,what's your rep doing btw.
18 Jun 2007, 13:17
18 Jun 2007, 14:11
TrueBlueTerrier wrote:I've heard that our DOM is going to introduce the later starts immediately after the first strike, he reckons he can do it because we broke our contracts by going on strike. Well what about those off sick or on leave I thinks its a red herring because part of the reason for a national strike is the later starts so surely he cant do it or we'd bee within our rights to walk straight out again.
18 Jun 2007, 19:34
20 Jun 2007, 12:40
20 Jun 2007, 13:17
madsorter wrote:I thought the later starts are unavoidable and coming in anyway regardless ? Because of the new rule on the 56mph limit on the wagons that starts in august?
20 Jun 2007, 13:43
20 Jun 2007, 13:48
20 Jun 2007, 13:55
Razzamadazz wrote:The Lie
After being confronted by the CWU over the driving times of our network lorries, Royal Mail has finally admitted that the introduction of the 56mph legislation to be implemented in August this year, will have NO impact on our network lorries at all.
To explain, when the driving times of our network lorries were originally tested, they were tested at a maximum speed of 56mph anyway. The 600 lorries that run mail from our mail centres to our delivery offices, were tested at an even slower speed i.e., 30mph or less due to local speed limits and traffic levels at the time they was driving, 16mph in places like London. So in reality the network lorries are already compliant with the new 56mph legislation.
The mail currently arrives at our mail centres at aprox midnight so there is a window of 5 hours to get that mail sorted and distributed to our delivery offices, so really there is work for people in delivery offices at 5am. It has also become apparent that mail is being held back at mail centres and RDCs. On top of this Royal Mail has also approached the airport authorities requesting that new later flight times are introduced. This is all to give the impression that there is no need to start any earlier than 6am.
What a Whopper
The real reasons Royal Mail want delivery officers to start later is to save money on the early morning shift allowances over the next 3 years. Royal Mail are also planning to reduce network lorries by 6% and introduce new double-decker lorries, so instead of two lorries arriving at different times only one double-decker lorry will arrive at the later time. What Royal Mail are also trying to do is create a larger window in arrival patterns for the introduction of walk sequencing machines.
Why lie to us? When 5 day weeks were introduced we were told that we would soon be going to later starts and at the time people were begining to warm to the idea. If only Royal Mail were up front with the CWU right from the start, maybe an agreement could be reached to introduce flexible start times, which would suit the wishes of the individual members whether it be a later or early start time, whilst securing the early morning shift allowance in some way.
This just goes to show people like ALAN LEIGHTON & ADAM CROZIER CAN NOT BE TRUSTED
20 Jun 2007, 17:04
21 Jun 2007, 13:23