Weekly Payroll Processing 24 February 2016
You may well have received, or be aware of, a communication issued by Royal Mail management regarding technical problems they have experienced which could affect weekly paid employees, specifically in regard to overtime payments.
Although the business has indicated that this may cause problems with regards to delay in payment, they were hopeful that the situation would be resolved swiftly. We now understand that this problem has been rectified but the business is mindful that there may be some issues in relation to underpayments being experienced by members.
A Questions and Answers document (attached to this LTB) has been produced by Royal Mail for local managers, however, its content may also assist in answering any concerns our members may have in this regard.
It should be noted that we have raised the potential issue of our members incurring financial hardship as a consequence of this particular problem, and the advice we have been given is that anyone in that position should speak to the helpline/HR Services Advice Centre on 0345 60 60 603.
Early reports indicated that only weekly paid members would be affected, however, at the time of writing this LTB we have been made aware that some monthly paid members may also have been affected. The business has been informed of this and have confirmed that they are currently investigating the matter. In the event that this is proved to be correct, a further update will be issued to Branches via this department.
Branches are asked to ensure that this information is circulated to all local Representatives and Area Representatives so that they are in a position to respond to any enquiries they may receive.
Any enquiries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to the DGSP Department.
Deputy General Secretary (Postal)
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LTB 122-16 Weekly Payroll Processing 24 February 2016