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LTB 483/17 - JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL AND THE CWU COVERING THE INVESTMENT IN ADDITIONAL MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN RDC's

07 Sep 2017, 15:16

LTB 483/17 – JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL AND THE CWU COVERING THE INVESTMENT IN ADDITIONAL MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN RDC’s

No. 483/2017
6th September 2017
For the Immediate Attention of All:

Postal Branches with RDC Members Divisional Representatives
RDC Representatives

JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL AND THE CWU COVERING THE INVESTMENT IN ADDITIONAL MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN RDC’s

Dear Colleagues

Branches and representatives will recall that as a result of significant increases in parcel growth in 2016 the business decided to invest in additional Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) for the RDC network and a Joint Statement was endorsed to support the activity (LTB 311/16 refers).

The trend in Tracked Parcel volume growth is forecasted to continue into the 2017/18 financial year and as such the business consider that given the volume growth to date, the anticipated future growth in Tracked parcels and the service specification, that additional investment in MHE for RDC’s is required.

The business’ proposal will see 7 additional powered conveyors, without volumetric capabilities, deployed across the six sites listed below:

PRDC (x1)
NWRDC (x1)
NDC (x2 in order to realise extra processing capacity)
SWRDC (x1)
YDC (x1)
SDC (x1)
The deployment activity is anticipated to commence from the 2nd October and conclude by the 3rd November 2017.

Discussions have therefore taken place with the business and attached for your information is the Joint Statement to facilitate this activity, which has been agreed and endorsed by the Postal Executive.
Colleagues will note that it has been agreed that provision is made for full CWU involvement and that the activity will be overseen by the Parcel Automation Joint Working Group. Any revised duty arrangements required to accommodate this growth activity will be negotiated in line with the IR Framework.

In the view of the department the investment represents a significant commitment to our RDC Network and growth in the upstream areas of the business, which we believe will be welcomed by our members in RDC’s.

Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: dwyatt@cwu.org or shayman@cwu.org quoting reference number: 231.07

Yours sincerely



Katrina Quirke

Acting Assistant Secretary

LTB 483-17 – JS Between Royal Mail and the CWU Covering the Investment in Additional Materials Handling Equipments in RDCs http://www.cwu.org/wp-content/uploads/2 ... RDCs-2.pdf

Attachment 1 – JS Between Royal Mail and The CWU Covering the Investment in Additional Material Handling Equipment in RDC’s http://www.cwu.org/wp-content/uploads/2 ... n-RDCs.pdf


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