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LTB 073/18 - JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL AND THE CWU COVERING THE INVESTMENT IN ADDITIONAL MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN RDC's

09 Feb 2018, 16:02

LTB 073/18 - JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL AND THE CWU

No. 073/2018

8th February 2018

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) Colleagues will also be aware that further investment also took place in this regard in September 2017 (LTB 483/17 refers).

The trend in Tracked Parcel volume growth is forecasted to continue into the 2018/19 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 five sites listed below:

PRDC (x2)
NWRDC (x1)
NDC (x2)
SWRDC (x1)
YDC (x1)The deployment activity is anticipated to commence from February 18 and conclude by April 2018.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

Davie Robertson

Assistant Secretary

LTB 073 18 – JS Investment MHE in RDC’s – 08.02.18 http://emails.cwu.org/t/d-l-ojldjkk-ztkjiuyil-i/

JS Additional Investment in MHE for RDC’s – 08.02.18 http://emails.cwu.org/t/d-l-ojldjkk-ztkjiuyil-d/

View Online http://emails.cwu.org/t/d-l-ojldjkk-ztkjiuyil-h/


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