SpacePhoenix wrote:Long term could it result in RM using more casuals/agency?
In the short term it appears Agency staff are being reduced in RDC's according to this LTB.
21st March 2019
JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL AND THE CWU IN RELATION TO RDC AND WBC RESOURCING MIX ACTIVITY
Following discussions Joint activity was agreed, including the involvement of CWU Industrial Engineers, to establish a revised process which meets the commitments in the Four Pillars agreement and Realignment documents.
A Joint Statement has now been concluded and endorsed by the Postal Executive, which provides a Methodology for Creating a Model Week in RDC’s/WBC’s to support the commitments in the Guiding Principles Agreement in relation to resourcing mix activity.
It is anticipated that the methodology that will be applied will provide a clear process in RDC’s/WBC’s in relation to establishing an equitable resourcing mix that will:
Maximise contractual staff.
Avoid stranded costs during low workload demand periods.
Provide a level of fixed and flexible earning opportunities to meet employee aspirations (OT/SA).
Ensure a reliable resourcing base.
Ensure effective alignment of resource to workload.
Be compliant with all National agreements (e.g. AL, SA etc.)
Comply with all legislation (e.g. Working Time Directive etc.)
Promote the use of innovative, mutual interest duty structures, ensuring workload clearance while providing work/life balance.
The attached Joint Statement provides details of the review process to be undertaken on an annual basis and at peak periods to ascertain and facilitate resourcing mix requirements.
It is jointly envisaged that the processes that have been developed will provide a framework that will enable maximum permanent resourcing to be achieved, whilst also seeking to minimise stranded costs. Equally, the processes will enable flexibility in relation to resourcing, the maintenance of earnings potential for existing employees and reduce the reliance on agency resource
during peak demand periods. It is jointly intended that the defined process will provide a method of reducing reliance on agency use and promote a contractual resourcing model that maximises, wherever possible, a permanent workforce consistent with existing agreements to ensure that a robust staffing base is achieved............
LTB 179-19 – JS RDC & WBC Resourcing Mix Activity https://emails.cwu.org/t/d-l-pcthut-ztkjiuyil-i/
JS In Relation To RDC And WBC Resourcing Mixed Activity 21.03.19 https://emails.cwu.org/t/d-l-pcthut-ztkjiuyil-d/
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