RM/CWU Joint Statement – LAT Product Growth Introduction Update

RM/CWU Joint Statement – LAT Product Growth Introduction Update

Dear Colleagues,

Branches and representatives will be aware that the 2018 Guiding Principles Agreement committed RM and the CWU to work together in relation to the introduction of Industry Leading LAT product offerings that would involve a Midnight last collection time with an agreed ratio of LAT traffic injected at the RDC locations no later than 01.30.

Cross departmental discussions have taken place with the business in relation to the necessary measures required to collect, process and distribute the items through the network in sufficient time to ensure that the delivery of the items can be completed by 19:00 in line with the national agreement.

In line with the above a Joint Statement has now been agreed and endorsed by the Postal Executive to enable the introduction of the new LAT products to commence from the 9th July 2018.

Colleagues are informed however that despite mitigating the upstream Pipeline/Network and processing elements as much as possible to ensure the product is delivered by 19:00, there are a small number of postcode areas where it is not possible to achieve this. As such in these exceptional circumstances it has been agreed that delivery of the items can be extended to 19:30. The affected Hub Locations/Postcodes are as follows:

 Altens DO –


Inverness DO –


Dundee West DO –


Perth DO –


Galashiels DO –

EH43-46, TD1-4, TD6-9

Dunbar DO –

TD5, TD10-14, EH31-35, EH39-42

Kirkcaldy DO –

KY1-3, 6-9

Falkirk DO –



The extension of the delivery window at the above offices has been jointly agreed on an exceptional basis and does not set any precedent in relation to future activity. There will be no extension or inclusion of any other units, outside of those locations listed above and this arrangement is considered a temporary measure and will remain the subject of ongoing National review.

Any queries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to:

Deliveries & Collections: Mark Baulch, Assistant Secretary, e-mail: outdoorsecretary@cwu.org quoting reference: 530.


Mail Centre Processing & MC Collections/Network/ Area Distribution: Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, e-mail: dwyatt@cwu.org or shayman@cwu.org quoting reference number: 709.02.

Yours sincerely


Mick Kavanagh – Acting Assistant Secretary

Davie Robertson – Assistant Secretary

LTB 372.18 – RM CWU Joint Statement LAT Product Growth Introduction Update

LAT Product 1930 Units Joint Statement – 27 06 18_Final


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