18th October 2019
Average Pay on Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) – Non-Payment of Agreed Settlements
The Department has been made aware that a number of individual settlements agreed and signed via the COT3 have not yet been paid within the agreed timescale. For clarity this money should be paid to the claimant via the payroll system “no later than 21 working days following receipt by the respondent’s representative of this agreement duly signed by or on behalf of the claimant”.
The CWU sought advice from ACAS in relation to the issue of non-payments and this is reproduced below for the attention of those Branches with members who have not been paid within the agreed timescales.
If the settlement sum is not paid as agreed, the Claimant or their Representative should contact ACAS, or alternatively see http://www.acas.org.uk/COT3enforcement
for information on the enforcement procedures under s.142 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. Please note that as from 6th April 2016 a party may be liable to a financial penalty not exceeding £5000 if a payment due under the terms of the settlement is not made.
Branches are also advised that a further meeting to pursue a collective agreement with Royal Mail Group has been arranged for 6th November 2019. In the interim, I would like to thank you all for your continued hard work and reiterate that Branches are encouraged to continue to maximise the number of claims through ACAS.
Any enquiries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to the DGS(P) Department.
Deputy General Secretary (Postal)