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LTB 679/18 Royal Mail Action Flash CPC (2018) 077 - Christmas Operation - Urgent York Container Repatriation

04 Dec 2018, 16:12

LTB 679/18 Royal Mail Action Flash CPC (2018) 077 - Christmas Operation - Urgent York Container Repatriation

No. 679/2018

4 December 2018

Our Ref: C25/18



Royal Mail Action Flash CPC (2018) 077 – Christmas Operation – Urgent York Container Repatriation

To: All Branches

Dear Colleagues,

Following a number of complaints regarding safety problems caused in Delivery Units and knock-on operational container shortages being caused by Management’s failure to repatriate York Containers via Mail Centre Services back to Regional Distribution Centres, the issue was raised with Royal Mail HQ and remedial action has been taken in a number of units to clear the backlog.

Secondly, the Royal Mail Head of Container Equipment has issued the attached mandatory ‘Action Flash’ No 77 message for the immediate attention of and action by all Operational Unit Managers to immediately cascade the information to all managers that York container repatriation must be completed where appropriate, by all units.

The clear message states that with Christmas pressure operations now at a critical point repatriation services must now be fully utilised.

With immediate effect all offices are to carry out the following:-

Delivery office repatriation services must be loaded to maximum capacity on every run.
All Mail Centre repatriation services must be loaded to full capacity back to their parent Regional Distribution Centre.
Empty consumables – maximised in each York container reducing multiple part-fills. Please consolidate all trays into same York and all bags into same York thus reducing multiple part-filled York containers with the same content. Mail Centres should consolidate arrivals from the Delivery Offices they service.
Nested Yorks must be prioritised on repatriation services.
Once all repatriation services have been maximised, surplus Yorks must be repatriated on the next available empty service (i.e. not mixed with live mail); back to their parent office.
Any surplus containers must urgently be made available to the appropriate container team or CPC for onward movement.
All York containers containing Door-to-Door items are to be decked or placed on A frames.
The underlying message is that it’s absolutely imperative that all offices make every single possible York available for the operation.

Yours sincerely



Dave Joyce
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer

18LTB679 Royal Mail Action Flash CPC (2018) 077 – Christmas Operation – Urgent York Container Repatriation http://emails.cwu.org/t/d-l-nirjdhy-ztiitduz-i/

Actionflash (2018) 077 – Urgent Weekend York Container Repatriation Required http://emails.cwu.org/t/d-l-nirjdhy-ztiitduz-d/

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LTB 679/18 Royal Mail Action Flash CPC (2018) 077 - Christmas Operation - Urgent York Container Repatriation

04 Dec 2018, 17:22

This is what happens when you take all the flexibility out of the duties and not leaving enough,TO AS INSTRUCTED BY JV5 ect, in the distribution network. There used to be a couple of tatters in GMC who would tannoy us when spare driver, playing pool, sleeping, haha and send us out to a couple of surrounding DOs to collect yorkies. I liked it as it got you out of the office and hopefully a run down to ayr, troon or saltcoats and took you m/r facing the sea with a nice bag of chips. Aagghhh. Bliss. Then back up to the warehouse maybe for some docket, playing darts. Haha. :nana :nana :nana :nana :nana

LTB 679/18 Royal Mail Action Flash CPC (2018) 077 - Christmas Operation - Urgent York Container Repatriation

04 Dec 2018, 19:35

Navalron wrote:This is what happens when you take all the flexibility out of the duties and not leaving enough,TO AS INSTRUCTED BY JV5 ect, in the distribution network. There used to be a couple of tatters in GMC who would tannoy us when spare driver, playing pool, sleeping, haha and send us out to a couple of surrounding DOs to collect yorkies. I liked it as it got you out of the office and hopefully a run down to ayr, troon or saltcoats and took you m/r facing the sea with a nice bag of chips. Aagghhh. Bliss. Then back up to the warehouse maybe for some docket, playing darts. Haha. :nana :nana :nana :nana :nana

We must be a past the point now where at least half of our distribution drivers are agency, don't know if the agency drivers are allowed to do runs at night on their own

LTB 679/18 Royal Mail Action Flash CPC (2018) 077 - Christmas Operation - Urgent York Container Repatriation

04 Dec 2018, 20:55

Agency drivers have been Going to delivery offices on nights by themselves for a lot of years

LTB 679/18 Royal Mail Action Flash CPC (2018) 077 - Christmas Operation - Urgent York Container Repatriation

04 Dec 2018, 21:13

SpacePhoenix wrote:
Navalron wrote:This is what happens when you take all the flexibility out of the duties and not leaving enough,TO AS INSTRUCTED BY JV5 ect, in the distribution network. There used to be a couple of tatters in GMC who would tannoy us when spare driver, playing pool, sleeping, haha and send us out to a couple of surrounding DOs to collect yorkies. I liked it as it got you out of the office and hopefully a run down to ayr, troon or saltcoats and took you m/r facing the sea with a nice bag of chips. Aagghhh. Bliss. Then back up to the warehouse maybe for some docket, playing darts. Haha. :nana :nana :nana :nana :nana

We must be a past the point now where at least half of our distribution drivers are agency, don't know if the agency drivers are allowed to do runs at night on their own

SP, is it really as bad as that. What's the union doing/saying about it. Does anybody actually give a f**k about any part of job of this once great industry. Any of us who started in the pre way forward time, knows how much the job has went to s**t. And what doesn't help is the fulltimers having a them and us (fulltimers against associate grade/part timers) attitude and it still goes on. And bye the way I used to pick up the empty York's on the day shift. Nights were for five hours sleep, run out to DO, and home and I'm not kidding unless you had a really bad duty that after you signed on at 10 pm you could be driving for 2pm, hahaha. :nana

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