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LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

04 Oct 2019, 12:58

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

LTB 575/19

4th October 2019



Dear Colleague,

Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

The purpose of this LTB is to update Branches on recent developments that have occurred in relation to the above.

Further to LTB 519/19, circulated to Branches on 28th August 2019, it was brought to the attention of the DGS(P) Department that a “Case Management Order” had been introduced by the President of Employment Tribunals which will transfer all existing and new cases to the Tribunal Centre in Bristol. Currently this Order only applies to cases in England and Wales.

A copy of the Case Management Order is attached but Branches will wish to note that all Employment Tribunal claims for average holiday pay on leave in Royal Mail Group will be “stayed until 1 January 2020, in the light of the ongoing national discussions with a view to reaching an agreement in respect of these claims” and that “A preliminary hearing for the purposes of case management shall be listed at Bristol as soon as possible after 1 January 2020”. This in effect means that unless a National Agreement is reached by the end of this year, a collective employment tribunal will take place in early 2020 where the Union’s claim for average pay on annual leave will be heard. This is a major achievement for the Union and its members.

On 26th September 2019, following an approach from Weightmans solicitors, ACAS contacted the DGS(P) Department to advise that in light of the aforementioned order, as from 23rd September 2019 Royal Mail Group will no longer offer new settlements at the early conciliation stage. Whilst the business will conclude cases where an offer has already been tabled or a recalculation requested, all new cases will be issued a certificate number and progressed to the ET1 stage.

As Royal Mail Group failed to contact the Union to relay this change of policy, correspondence was sent to the business seeking clarification and a response was received on 29th September 2019. This confirmed their position (as above) but also requested that meeting dates be put forward for further collective negotiations on this issue. The DGS(P) Department is currently in the process of arranging a mutually convenient date for the next meeting.

It should be noted that the outstanding work completed by Branches during the past twelve months has ensured that the issue of average pay on leave has moved forward. During this time our members have collectively received hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation. It is evident that the momentum Branches have created, along with the wider strategy, has resulted in the progression of this matter and we are now in the position we originally sought in terms of collective action.

Despite the Case Management Order and the stance taken by Royal Mail Group, it is still vitally important that Branches encourage the maximum number of members to continue to submit claims through ACAS. This will ensure we remain in the best position to achieve our goals and the current direction of travel now means this has become more likely.

The workload, from an early conciliation perspective, will now be less than before due to the position that has been taken by Royal Mail Group, and once registered all employment tribunal cases should now be forwarded to the Legal Services Department at CWU HQ.

In addition, we are now asking Branches to identify “test” cases that can be utilised and in particular those involving part-time grades that have formed the vast majority of cases thus far.

Finally I must reiterate that it is still the Union’s intention to get an acceptable collective agreement on this matter and your ongoing work will ensure that we achieve this.

Any enquiries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to the DGS(P) Department.

Yours sincerely,



Terry Pullinger
Deputy General Secretary (Postal)

19LTB575 https://emails.cwu.org/t/d-l-xjdthut-jtfltzjh-i/

LTB 575.19 Attachment 1 Case Management Order https://emails.cwu.org/t/d-l-xjdthut-jtfltzjh-d/

View Online https://emails.cwu.org/t/d-l-xjdthut-jtfltzjh-h/

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

04 Oct 2019, 16:07

I was made an early conciliation offer on the 17th Sept which I accepted on the 25th Sept, will RM still honour their offer?

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

04 Oct 2019, 17:01

wacko74 wrote:I was made an early conciliation offer on the 17th Sept which I accepted on the 25th Sept, will RM still honour their offer?

Whilst the business will conclude cases where an offer has already been tabled or a recalculation requested, all new cases will be issued a certificate number and progressed to the ET1 stage.

It seems they will.

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

04 Oct 2019, 17:29

Ah thanks didn't spot that line.

Not heard anything further from ACAS or RM since I accepted the offer, so was starting to wonder if I am going to get it after all, I don't know how long they've been taking to settle accepted offers.

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

06 Oct 2019, 10:08

received mine in wages this week

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

06 Oct 2019, 16:21

postman123dart wrote:received mine in wages this week


Can I ask how many weeks this was after your offer was made/accepted?

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

07 Oct 2019, 16:06

about the second week in may,filled in form from union rep.

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

07 Oct 2019, 16:46

postman123dart wrote:about the second week in may,filled in form from union rep.



Jeez so it's taken around 5 months for them to pay out!!!

I was expecting to get it within about 3 weeks of accepting, looks like I'll have to readjust my expectations!

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

07 Oct 2019, 21:03

In my letter it says they have 21 days to pay after agreeing settlement or they get a fine of £5000

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

09 Oct 2019, 19:25

I’ve received an email saying ‘Royal Mail have informed us that they do not wish to take up the offer of Acas early conciliation’
Spoke to my rep and he was told from higher ups that Royal Mail aren’t paying any more out until January for some reason?

Doesn’t sound right when it’s an agreement. Not only is it an agreement it’s also a law.

Any advice, losing out on a few hundred here

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

09 Oct 2019, 20:07

MinTee wrote:I’ve received an email saying ‘Royal Mail have informed us that they do not wish to take up the offer of Acas early conciliation’
Spoke to my rep and he was told from higher ups that Royal Mail aren’t paying any more out until January for some reason?

Doesn’t sound right when it’s an agreement. Not only is it an agreement it’s also a law.

Any advice, losing out on a few hundred here


As I understand the LTB at the top of the thread, either the Employment Tribunal Service and/or Royal Mail have got overwhelmed or
'cheesed off' with the amount of claims being submitted. Therefore the Employment Tribunal service have declared that all
claims from 23 Sep which had not received an offer or new claims will be considered as a sort of 'group action' at a single
Employment Tribunal office in the New Year. Hopefully RM will get told to sort their lives out!!

If you've submitted a claim already or are about to submit one it should come under this new procedure - I think that's what your rep
is referring to.

LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

10 Oct 2019, 08:51

You might wanna move this postman
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LTB 575/19 - Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

10 Oct 2019, 16:22

woofwoof wrote:You might wanna move this postman



:thumbup LTB now added

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