Membership Records – Updating Postal Branches Records

Membership Records – Updating Postal Branches Records
Branches will be aware of changes to legislation in respect of the new Trade Union Act 2016 and the Trade Union Admin Act, in particular the additional constraints placed upon the union when initiating Industrial Action Ballot requests.
We are currently considering and reviewing our membership data to ensure both HQ and branches are complying with any new legislation regarding Industrial Action requests. Postal Branches will recall that the last time we carried out a similar exercise was before the National Postal Industrial Action Ballot in 2013. Taking these facts into consideration and alongside the knowledge that the Independent Assurer will be performing a full audit of our records early in the New Year, we have decided to carry out a full check of our Postal membership data.
The exercise will begin this week with an analysis of our workplaces within Royal Mail Group, this will include a full run of all members currently paying their subscriptions by the Deduction at Source method (DAS) within Royal Mail workplaces. This will be completed by Monday 7th November 2016. Following this we are requesting that from Tuesday 8th November all Branch Secretary’s check their own data unit by unit and ensure all names and numbers are accurate. This exercise must be completed with any discrepancies sent to Martin Akerman Policy Advisor at by Monday 21st November 2016.
Any enquiries regarding this Letter to Branches should be addressed to the Senior Deputy General Secretary’s Department on telephone number 020 8971 7237, or email address
Yours sincerely,
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LTB 640/16 – Membership Records – Updating Postal Branches Records


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