DEALING WITH COMPETITION AND GROWTH
Further to LTB 226/15, the purpose of this LTB is to update Branches prior to Annual Conference on how we are taking forward the key issues of competition and growth.
In our recent workplace pamphlet we explained that following the publication of the BIS Select Committee Report CWU would be launching a major campaign calling for a judicial review into the Regulator’s role, alongside new legislation to strengthen the USO, limit Direct Delivery competition and introduce fair employment standards across the postal sector.
The Postal Executive has now agreed that the campaign will be launched in May with a National Briefing and demonstration outside the Regulator’s London Headquarters. We hope to announce the date and venue for these activities at Annual Conference.
We can also advise that the Postal Executive has submitted an Emergency Motion to the Standing Orders Committee to ensure this subject receivesthe profile it deserves at Annual Conference.
Following the publication of our workplace pamphlet we continue to prioritise growth with the company and can confirm that the following has been agreed.
Regional Growth Forums – We will hold a series of six further Growth Forums at Regional level and all CWU Area Reps will be invited to attend. The aim is to conclude these before the end of May and CWU Divisional Reps are liaising with the appropriate Regional managers to bring this to fruition. The Regional events will build on work undertaken nationally and give our representatives the opportunity to put forward their ideas.
National Priorities for Growth – Arising from the National Growth Forum, CWU and Royal Mail have agreed to prioritise four specific projects as follows:-
The projects on Enquiry offices and Warehousing are about building on existing work that is being undertaken by the appropriate National Officers and Royal Mail managers. The further work on Royal Mail Local and pipeline opportunities are new projects and detailed work on these will commence following Annual Conference.
In recent months the Union has been discussing with our representatives the subjects covered in this LTB and this was followed with our workplace pamphlet designed to begin the process of engaging CWU members on the issues that will shape the future of the postal industry. It is now incumbent on all CWU Representatives to raise the profile ofthese subjects in the workplace and ensure the whole Union is focused on what we need to do to create our future.
Any enquiries on the above LTB should be addressed to the DGS (P) Department.
Deputy General Secretary (P)