16 Apr 2007, 09:57
Branches will wish to know at the Postal Executive meeting held on 3rd April, a number of important decisions were made which covered the following - pensions, competition, the Regulator and Government
The decisions and the strategy adopted by the PEC are detailed below:
1. That in conjunction with the General Secretaryâ€™s department we launch a campaign to achieve an immediate Government review of the impact of competition on Royal Mail. The overarching objective of the campaign will be to secure regulatory reform so that Royal Mail can operate on a level playing field. The campaign should also embrace the following objectives.
Â· To continue to promote and expand upon the CWU Vision for a high quality, publicly owned UK Postal Service as set out in our Delivering Quality booklet.
Â· To ensure the Regulator introduces a definitive plan to defend the Universal Service Obligation. We will consider different options to achieve this including a universal support fund, whereby competitors would be asked to contribute.
Â· To ensure that access agreements are solely a matter for commercial negotiation between Royal Mail and private operators.
Â· To remove all regulatory restraints that prevent Royal Mail from developing new products and services.
Â· To immediately review the current price control regime, achieve a better settlement and remove all regulatory restraints.
2. As part of our campaign we must challenge the whole basis of the Commercial Agreement between Government and Royal Mail.
We need to force concessions from Government and Royal Mail to achieve a better settlement on pensions and the overall investment programme.
3. From an industrial perspective our overarching objective must be to ensure that Royal Mail do not pursue the race to the bottom.
We can deal with change and their Business Plan but this must be on the basis of significant improvements to our membersâ€™ terms and conditions.
We have existing policies through Annual Conference, the CWU Vision and the Shaping our Future Agreement. We will pursue these policies to secure a major new agreement that deals with the future direction of the company.
4. In a competitive environment a Trade Union also has a responsibility to organise workers in the competition.
In conjunction with the Organising Department we will launch immediately a Project Group with the clear objective of maximising CWU recruitment in both the core and non core areas.
Our ambition will be for the CWU to become the natural Union for postal/communication workers in whatever company they work.
In conjunction with our affiliated MPâ€™s we will be drafting an Early Day Motion (EDM), which moves the Unionâ€™s Political Campaign forward. This EDM will be communicated to Branches at the earliest opportunity along with details on how Branches can use this EDM to maximise political support locally.
Finally, Branches will want to know that arrangements are being made for a major National event, where we intend launching the Unionâ€™s political campaign. The date and venue for this event will again be notified to Branches in due course.
16 Apr 2007, 16:49
DONT LET THE,,, WELL I DONT KNOW YET UNTIL WE KNOW WOT WILL GRIND US DOWN??? WE JUST DONT THATS ALL... DONT....
16 Apr 2007, 17:00
Q: DO WE WANT LOTS OF NEW CWU MEMBERS WITH NOT A CLUE OF WHAT WE FIGHT FOR EVERYDAY AND BATTLE FOR JUSTICE. WHEN IN THEORY THE ALL SINGING AND DANCING CWU SOUNDS GREAT BUT WILL IT WORK AS A HAPPY FAMILY WHEN WE WILL NOT HAVE A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD (POSTCOMMMMMMMM) N THAT??? OR would WE want a smaller tighter band of people who WILL stand up and be counted when the pressure and underhanded RM start there dirty tricks.. TNT workers in my view WONT WALK FOR US!!! OR any other companys workforce.. And we dont work in there ways the only thing i see is CWU getting all big and mighty but at what cost to us???? AS FOR POLITICAL STUFF!!!!!!!!
DONT START ME ON THIS SHITE!!!!