ANNOUNCEMENT : ALL OF ROYAL MAIL'S EMPLOYMENT POLICIES (AGREEMENTS) AT A GLANCE (UPDATED APR 2019)... HERE



Pre 1999 Working Hours

Reminisce about days gone by in the job.How it used to be what you miss and how things have changed.This is an open forum.
Post Reply
gibpostie
Posts: 11
Joined: 08 Aug 2012, 17:29
Gender: Male

Pre 1999 Working Hours

Post by gibpostie »

Hi all,
can anyone comment on what where the official working hours before the 2000 way forward deal.Did it stand at 41.5hrs per week?
Also does anyone know if these 41.5 hrs a week had been standard practise long before 1999?
What were the hours per week in 1980-1999?

Thanks any info would be very helpful.
:Very Happy
User avatar
NWpostie
Posts: 2716
Joined: 04 Aug 2007, 17:32
Gender: Male
Location: Sector 001 Borg Collective, 6 o f 9

Pre 1999 Working Hours

Post by NWpostie »

If I can remember we used to do 45 hours a week at one time, I started in 1980s this was gradually reduced down to 43.5, 41 eventually 40 hours before the current hours now introduced of 37 hours.

I'm sure there are others about with more accurate information, I think I still have my original contract of employment and job description in my loft, when I get a moment I will dig it out.
Six of Nine loves Seven of Nine, together in Electric Dreams.
jack~jack
Posts: 57
Joined: 09 Mar 2014, 10:04
Gender: Male

Pre 1999 Working Hours

Post by jack~jack »

Do you mean 39 hours now.
bmccoll
Posts: 190
Joined: 21 Sep 2015, 22:19
Gender: Male

Pre 1999 Working Hours

Post by bmccoll »

Can't remember the exact hours, but we were on a 6 day week, 41 1/2 hours rings with me.
vinny68
Posts: 1
Joined: 20 Sep 2011, 10:48
Gender: Male

Pre 1999 Working Hours

Post by vinny68 »

Joined 1984 and hours were exactly 43 which was 8.36 daily for a 5 day week
Binsey
Posts: 134
Joined: 14 Aug 2015, 17:33
Gender: Male

Pre 1999 Working Hours

Post by Binsey »

vinny68 wrote:Joined 1984 and hours were exactly 43 which was 8.36 daily for a 5 day week

I joined 1986 and it was 43 Hours.
k979aaa
Posts: 9770
Joined: 03 Sep 2007, 19:14
Gender: Male
Location: THE NORTH

Pre 1999 Working Hours

Post by k979aaa »

gibpostie wrote:Hi all,
can anyone comment on what where the official working hours before the 2000 way forward deal.Did it stand at 41.5hrs per week?
Also does anyone know if these 41.5 hrs a week had been standard practise long before 1999?
What were the hours per week in 1980-1999?

Thanks any info would be very helpful.
:Very Happy
0545 or 0530 with a 1300 finish or 1245 and sat 0545 with 1030 or 1015 finish give or take a few minutes all duties were different then P318 ruled the world not some toss pot who cannot even tell what time of day it is these days!
moyasbeech
Posts: 2
Joined: 21 May 2016, 15:15
Gender: Male

Pre 1999 Working Hours

Post by moyasbeech »

When I started as a postal cadet I'm sure it was 43 hours full time which was September 1988. Now it hardly matters anyhow as although it's 39 hours it takes what it takes and I rarely complete within 39 hours these days. Generally, I'm putting in 41/42 hours including break times. Even when it eventually goes down to a 35 hour week you'll still probably be doing 40 hours or so if you're on delivery side of things.
Navalron
EX ROYAL MAIL
Posts: 837
Joined: 12 Aug 2017, 10:40
Gender: Male

Pre 1999 Working Hours

Post by Navalron »

Yes in 1999 it was 8 hrs 18 mins per full time duty, without extra driving, s/a attached on. 41 hrs 30 mins per week basic. But is GMC drivers could do as much docket during the week as wanted and at the weekend's Saturday and Sundays splitting the blue cages with Mailsort or English road diverts and that was with satpremium and Sunday double time. :nana :nana
Post Reply