Eastern No 5 Branch Finances2015 End of Year Figures

Eastern No 5 Branch Finances2015 End of Year Figures




Opening balance 1st January​​£39,841.78

Closing balance 31st January​​£37,903.58

Surplus/Deficit​​​​​£1,938.20 –


Opening balance 1st February​​£37,903.58

Closing balance 28th February​​£45,144.11



Opening balance 1st March​​​£45,144.11

Closing balance 31st March​​​£42,880.34

Surplus/Deficit​​​​​£2,263.77 –


1st Quarter Surplus/Deficit​​​£3,038.56




Opening balance 1st April​​​£42,880.34

Closing balance 30th April​​​£94,675.35​



Opening balance 1st May​​​£94,675.35​

Closing balance 31st May​​​£89,579.32​

Surplus/Deficit​​​​​£5,096.03 – ​


Opening balance 1st June​​​£89,579.32​

Closing balance 30th June​​​£91,247.97​



2nd Quarter Surplus/Deficit​​​£48,367.63​




Opening balance 1st July​​​£91,247.97

Closing balance 31st July​​​£89,030.06



Opening balance 1st August​​£89,030.06

Closing balance 31st August​​£88,514.81​



Opening balance 1st September​​£88,514.81

Closing balance 30th September​​£81,669.48



3rd Quarter Surplus/Deficit​​£9,578.49




Opening balance 1st October​​£81,669.48

Closing balance 31st October​​£72,958.27



Opening balance 1st November​​£72,958.27

Closing balance 30th November​​£72,889.37



Opening balance 1st December​​£72,889.37

Closing balance 31st December​​£73,396.38



4th Quarter Surplus/Deficit​​​£8,273.10


2015 Surplus/Deficit​​​​£33,554.60


A full report will also be produced at the Branch AGM on January 17th. Hard copies will be available upon request and distributed to workplaces after the AGM.

Processing Report Christmas 2015

Processing Report         Christmas 2015


I would like to take this opportunity to wish Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Christmas 2015

Early reports would suggest that we have had a good Christmas and remained within budget. There are not the usual amounts of overtime volunteers for next week so to safe guard the operation the business have booked casuals in Sunday 27th 1400 to 2200, Monday 28th 2200 to 0600 Tuesday, all volunteers are in during this period. Next week all the pre-scheduled overtime has brought in between 0600 Tuesday 29th to 1800 Thursday 31st and casuals have been booked for Tuesday and Wednesday, all catch overtime will be in when casuals are in.

Para: Ongoing


Christmas raffle in aid of the long term sick

The Christmas Raffle in aid of the long term sick was drawn on Tuesday. There were thirty three prizes ranging from a 1st prize of a days special leave A to toiletries which included a cut crystal bowl, ice cream maker, travel case, bottles of spirits/wine/beer and chocolates. Notices have gone on display around the building showing the winning numbers.

£1011.00 was raised by the ticket sales which will be divided between the members on long term sick.

I would like to thank all the CWU Reps who put a lot of effort into selling the tickets, the Managers, members of staff and CWU Reps who donated the prizes for the draw and all the people who purchased tickets to support this worthy cause.

Para: Noted


Processing Duty Structure

As of week commencing January 4th I will be withdrawn along with John Sambells (Late Shift Manager) to work on producing a processing duty structure which will include the processing element of work in both the collection and distribution halls.

Para: Ongoing



As we enter into the last few months of the financial year Royal Mail is concerned about their quality targets and therefore are investing money into improving it for the remainder of the year. The business will be adding 130 hours on each of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1700 to 0600 to the resourcing plan for quality checks. The likelihood is that casuals will be employed to perform manual work allowing trained staff to perform the quality checks. The business will also be diverting out 20k of 2c parcels to Greenford MC on Monday and Tuesdays 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th January. There will be a full uptake of processing overtime when casuals are employed and we divert out.


Annual Leave Agreement

Nothing new to report

Para: Ongoing.


Parcel Sort Machine

Nothing new to report

Para: Ongoing.


Nationally Agreed York Mover (Tug)

Nothing new to report

Para: Ongoing.


Finger Scanners

Nothing new to report

Para: Ongoing.


New Conduct Code

Nothing new to report

Para: Ongoing.


EJ Orviss

Area Processing Representative


Date 23rd December 2015



Further to LTB 787/15, dated 10th December 2015.

Branches will be aware from the revised CWU Expenses Policies and Procedures, as issued in the above LTB, that the Union would be standardising the CWU Expense Claim Forms for use throughout all branches.

In order to ensure that we remain compliant with HMRC we are issuing standard forms which should be used for all claims from 1st January 2016. The use of these forms is mandatory.

For ease of reference the following forms are attached:

Branch Expense Claim Form (Daily Claim)
Branch Expense Claim Form (Weekly Claim)
Branch Representative Payment Form (Non-Travel & Subsistence)

For further information regarding the above is contained in Section 3 of the Revised Policy.

Any enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to the Senior Deputy General Secretary’s Department on telephone number 020 8971 7237 or email address sdgs@cwu.org.

Yours sincerely

Tony Kearns

Senior Deputy General Secretary

Email Attachments – Click to download

Attachment 1: Branch Expense Claim Form (Daily Claim)
Attachment 2: Branch Expenses Claim Form (Weekly)
Attachment 3: Branch Representative Payment Form (Non-Travel & Subsistence)
LTB 821/15 – Revised CWU Expenses Policies and Procedures

New CWU Head of Communications, Engagement and Media

New CWU Head of Communications, Engagement and Media
The purpose of this LTB is to advise Branches that Chris Webb has been appointed as our new Head of Communications, Engagement and Media and that he will take up the role on the 4th January 2016.
Branches may be aware that Chris has previously been doing some consultancy work for the Union including the People’s Post Campaign and organising the very successful event held in Manchester.   
From the 4th January 2016, Chris will now be responsible for the overall communications of the Union and we are confident that he will bring new ideas and a fresh approach to develop and improve our Communications and Engagement strategy.
Any queries in relation to the contents of this LTB should be addressed to ‎gsoffice@cwu.org. 
Yours sincerely
Dave Ward                                                 
General Secretary



Postal Constituency Vacancy (1 Position)
Further to LTB 801/15 dated 16th December 2015.

Please find attached the branch breakdown/analysis for the above election.

This is being sent to the branches in electronic format only. If any branch requires a paper copy of the branch breakdown, then this can be obtained from the Senior Deputy General Secretary’s Department.

Any enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to the Senior Deputy General Secretary’s Department on telephone number 020 8971 7237 or email address sdgs@cwu.org.

Yours sincerely

Tony Kearns
Senior Deputy General Secretary
Email Attachments – Click to download 1: Branch Breakdown/Analysis

Member-Nominated Trustee Director – Royal Mail Pension Plan

Member-Nominated Trustee Director – Royal Mail Pension Plan
Further to LTB 743/15 dated 20th November 2015. 
At the close of nominations on 19th December 2015 the following were received:
Paul Kennedy
Therefore in accordance with the published nomination arrangements the above candidate has been selected as the Member Nominated Trustee Director for a period of three years with effect from 1st April 2016.
Any enquiries regarding the election should be addressed to the SDGS Department, CWU HQ for the attention of Peter Metcalfe, Senior Policy Advisor.
Telephone: 020 8971 7368
Email: pmetcalfe@cwu.org
Yours sincerely
Tony Kearns
Senior Deputy General Secretary

Labour Party Youth Conference 2016: Call for Delegates

Labour Party Youth Conference 2016: Call for Delegates 

The next Labour Party Youth Conference will take place on Saturday, 27th/28th February 2016 in Scarborough. Next year’s Youth Conference is set to be the biggest ever.  


All delegates to Labour Party Youth Conference must be under the age of 27 at the beginning of the conference. At the conference elections will take place for a number of key Young Labour positions including the Chair of Youth Labour, the Young Labour Executive Committee and the Youth Labour Representative on the Labour Party NEC.


Under rule, the CWU Youth Committee has responsibility for selecting delegates to this event. Expressions of interest in being a delegate to the Young Labour Conference 2016 are now being sought from branches and Regional Youth Committees.


As well as being under 27 on 27th February 2016, prospective delegates must Labour Party members.


Branches and Regional Youth Committees are asked to forward details of any interested member to my office at CWU headquarters to be received by no later than 12 noon on Wednesday, 6th January 2016.








The following details need to be provided:


• Name

• Address

• Contact email

• Confirmation of date of birth

• Labour Party membership number


Delegations must also be gender-balanced and given the male/female split in the CWU’s membership, expressions of interest from young female members are particularly encouraged.


Branches and Regional Youth Committees are thanked in anticipation of their assistance. If more expressions of interest are received than there are places available on the delegation, the Youth Committee will make a final selection under the terms of rule 13.4(b).


Yours sincerely,
Simon Sapper

National Officer



Dear All,The PTUC AGM will take place on Thursday 18 February 2016, venue to be confirmed (please keep checking the website ptuc.co.uk. Twitter account @peterboroughTUC and Facebook page Peterborough Trade Unions closer to the time for confirmation).
Attached is the affiliation form for the year. I would encourage all delegates to forward the affiliation form to their Branch Secretary in order to make the affiliation for the coming year as soon as possible.
Also attached is a nomination form for PTUC Officers and Committee Members for 2016. If delegates wish to stand for election, please complete the form and send back via email or by hand, no later than Thursday 28 January. Seconders for positions will be accepted at the AGM.
If you are receiving this email and are not a PTUC delegate, it is because you have signed up to the PTUC mailing list as a friend. You are welcome to attend the AGM where you will be able to find out more about what we have done throughout the year.
I hope to see you all there and hope you have a peaceful start to 2016. Further more, I hope to see you before then, at one of the PTUC street stalls being planned for Trade Union Week Feb 8 – 14. You can find out more here about the week here: http://heartunions.org/


Hazel Perry

PTUC Secretary

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Continue reading “NOTICE OF PTUC AGM 2016”

Motion 18 – Postal Conference 2015. 

Motion 18 – Postal Conference 2015. 
Motion 18 (reproduced below) was carried at Postal Conference 2015.


This Conference agrees that the agreed Contact Strategy, as detailed in the 2012 Royal Mail Attendance Procedure is being routinely abused by managers in the localities and invariably these abuses are heavily influenced and supported by RM’s HR function; further agrees that in order to provide effective representation to members, protection of all elements of our national agreements is paramount.

This Conference therefore agrees that the Postal Executive will write to all Branches with Royal Mail members seeking evidence based reports on the differing abuses in their Branch areas.

Once these reports are collated, it will be the intention of the Postal Executive to secure a Joint Statement with Royal Mail which specifically states that the agreed terms must be adhered to, and that any locally derived initiatives will not be tolerated by either party.

Since conference, the department has regularly met with Royal Mail on the issue. The priority has been to ensure any abuses of the contact strategy ceased and we understood the function HR plays within the contact strategy.

We have been successful in getting all local variation of letters around contact strategy withdrawn.

We have also visited the HR service centre and spoken to senior managers and team leaders at the centre. During our visit we expressed our concerns and found out what information HR provide to managers.

It should be noted any decision taken by the manager, is the responsibility of the manager and therefore the manager should be able to justify the decision themselves. The statement “I have spoken to HR” (or similar) is not acceptable.

I would also like to bring LTB 795/15, dated 14th December 2015 to the attention of branches. Within the LTB it explains the new Attendance Management Team which has been set up.

If branches have evidence based cases where you believe the contact strategy is being abused, please provide them to the department by 15th January 2016. Any cases received will be discussed with Royal Mail the following week.

Any enquiries should be addressed to PTCS department, quoting reference PTC/CM/dj/415. Email address: djeffery@cwu.org  


Yours sincerely

Ray Ellis                                                          

Assistant Secretary

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