RE: Future of Romec
Further to LTB 078/2015 we attach a joint statement on the work of the independently chaired Royal Mail/CWU/Unite review to date and the next steps. As the statement indicates, the end of the six week period originally agreed for the review the parties had agreed to a second phase of discussions, with no predetermined date for conclusion. This will enable a further and more detailed joint analysis of the options. The objective remains to reach an agreed conclusion.
The talks to date have been frank and open and there seems to be a genuine willingness to explore the CWU proposal of Royal Mail self delivery of Facilities Management engineering and cleaning services through a wholly Royal Mail owned subsidiary company. Whilst our members in Romec are anxious for the uncertainty about the future of the company to be resolved, clearly we must take the opportunity of further detailed discussions to secure the best outcome for our Romec members.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Branches and Representatives for their expressions of solidarity and support for Romec members – please ensure your Romec members are aware of the content of the joint statement and the ongoing commitment of the union to secure a solution which safeguards their interests.
Any enquiries should be addressed to Ray Ellis’s department, quoting reference PTC/RE/dj/335. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Gibson’s Office, quoting reference 120. Email address: email@example.com or Mstewart@cwu.org
Ray Ellis, Bob Gibson CWU Assistant Secretary CWU Assistant Secretary