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LTB 667/19 - Christmas Arrangements 2019/20

21 Nov 2019, 07:05

LTB 667/19 - Christmas Arrangements 2019/20

No. 667/2019

20 November 2019

For the Immediate Attention of All:

Postal Branches
Divisional Representatives

Dear Colleagues

Christmas Arrangements 2019/20

Further to LTB 635/19 Branches and representatives are informed that discussions have now taken place with the business in relation to Christmas Arrangements 2019/20.

Attached for your information is a copy of the agreement that has been concluded with Royal Mail, which has also been endorsed by the Postal Executive.

Branches and representatives will note that the document broadly mirrors previous agreements and reaffirms that variations of contract for the Christmas Pressure period for Part Time or 35 hour Full Time staff can be to 38 hours where the workload supports the increase.

Colleagues should however also note that the document does not address the ongoing issue in relation to Working Time Limits. Discussions between the business and the CWU on this issue have as yet not produced an agreed outcome. Branches will recall that the last agreed position allowed our members to extend attendance to 80 hours per week on two weeks of the Christmas Pressure period, however this was unilaterally reduced by the business in 2017. For clarity, therefore the Working Time Directive issue remains a National Point of Principle and is subject to further discussion. Therefore In the absence of any current resolution to the Working Time Limits the status quo from 2016 should be applied, with issues being progressed via the IR Framework where necessary.

Please note that in recent years arrangements for Network Drivers have been concluded in a specific agreement and this has remained the case for the 2019/20 arrangements. Branches should note that a separate Letter to Branches will be issued by the relevant department in due course to communicate the arrangements for Network Drivers.

Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to the relevant department:

Processing/Logistics: Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: kgray@cwu.org quoting reference 706A.10.

Or

Delivery: Mark Baulch, Assistant Secretary, email: outdoorsecretary@cwu.org quoting reference 170.



Yours sincerely



Davie Robertson Mark Baulch
Assistant Secretary Assistant Secretary

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LTB 667/19 - Christmas Arrangements 2019/20

21 Nov 2019, 14:58

Not sure many posties will be interested in working eighty hours a week. Most posties in our DO don't want to work their day off over Xmas which is only another eight hours. Might be better to push for getting rid of the SWW instead so we have more paid time available to get the job done each day then ask for something else that no one wants. A good thing to remember maybe is that we don't work for the union - the union is meant to ask for things that help and not hinder us.

LTB 667/19 - Christmas Arrangements 2019/20

21 Nov 2019, 17:04

Celgar wrote:Not sure many posties will be interested in working eighty hours a week. Most posties in our DO don't want to work their day off over Xmas which is only another eight hours. Might be better to push for getting rid of the SWW instead so we have more paid time available to get the job done each day then ask for something else that no one wants. A good thing to remember maybe is that we don't work for the union - the union is meant to ask for things that help and not hinder us.

Fine you can work 80 hours a week for evermore for no extra pay and you would then be happy?

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