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Royal Mail employment policies are ideal for reps and colleagues as a quick guide to our full agreements. (Updated 2017)

Royal Mail have developed summaries on the agreements colleagues most frequently ask about. The at-a-glance summaries give an overview of the key parts of the policies so you can quickly find the information you need.

The policies are available from, the intranet and are also in the public domain through search engines, we have published them here for easy access, excuse the cheeky copy/paste, they include...

• Time off: annual holiday

• Time off: other leave

• Sick pay

• Attendance

• Being a parent

• Flexible working

See all the policies Here...

Registered members of the site have access to the full agreements in our downloads forum.

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More staff concerns over Covid-19 safety at Royal Mail Malvern Delivery Office

Two coronavirus cases confirmed at Royal Mail depot in Cheltenham

15 Royal Mail staff test positive for coronavirus at Swindon depot

Royal Mail Northern Ireland office "suspends all letter deliveries" until end of week due to Covid-19

Stone Royal Mail delivery office undergoes 'intensive clean' as three workers test positive for Covid-19

Royal Mail confirm serious coronavirus outbreak at Leeds sorting centre

Coronavirus: Derry Royal Mail sorting office 'missing half its staff'

'Postal walk-out could happen in Strabane' over Covid-related working conditions

Covid fears for Fife posties as Royal Mail defends van sharing policy

Royal Mail depot in East Renfrewshire hit by coronavirus outbreak

Royal Mail takes 5 year Heathrow lease

ARREST: Postal worker spots ATM being tampered with

UnionDues: Inside the CWU's battle for the Royal Mail

Royal Mail boss hints that Saturday post could be scrapped because it is no longer 'economic' to deliver letters six days a week

Thieving postman said he had been 'doing it' for four years

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Royal Mail awards parcel sortation contract

Stoke & Staffordshire Three arrested after Great Wyrley postman robbed of mail

Royal Mail to seek 33,000 temporary seasonal workers

'Kind of hilarious' - Royal Mail blunder leaves parcels trapped in back of van

Wind of change blowing through Royal Mail as top investor gives stamp of approval for shake-up

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Aussie Posties demand expanded investigation as they 'struggle day in, day out'

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Hermes UK gets planning consent for Barnsley mega hub

Posties attack Australia Post management ahead of Holgate Senate grilling

An Post letter business collapsing under Covid-19 - CWU

PostNL expects to deliver over 60% more parcels in run up to Christmas

DPD UK takes top prize at international awards ceremony

N. Macedonia prepares privatisation of postal operator

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LTB 474/20 Average Pay on Annual Leave : identifying a number of lead claimants in England and Wales whose cases could then be considered ahead of a case management hearing on 30th September 2020.

LTB 289/20 - Average Pay on Annual Leave : Respective legal parties were involved in dialogue concerning a simplified process for members

LTB 243/20 - Average Pay on Annual Leave (Holiday Pay Claims) Against Royal Mail Group Limited

LTB 112/20 - AVERAGE PAY ON LEAVE : reference period used to calculate all holiday pay will increase from 12 weeks to 52 weeks


Post Office says a third of its cash machines will close

CWU backs call to review ex-Post Office boss Vennells's NHS post

Proposals to move Hatch End Post Office

Post office branches drive GBP1.1bn of additional high street spending for other retailers

Cash deposits at Post Office branches recover to pre-lockdown levels


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