Dear Colleagues

The department has received notification from Graham Baker, Head of Industrial Engineering, in regard to activity that RM Industrial Engineers will be undertaking over the next four weeks.

Branches and representatives are informed that rather than providing the usual managerial voluntary assistance in Callers Offices or Parcel deliveries in the run up to Christmas, the Royal Mail Industrial Engineering team have been asked to provide support in all Mail Centres, RDC’s and Parcel Sort Centres. This will entail visiting various sites and shifts and helping the Plant Manager and their teams deliver an efficient Christmas operation, looking at processes, layouts etc. that have been set up especially for the Christmas period.

The business have clarified that while the RM IE’s may be visiting your site for a couple of days during the next few weeks, they will not be conducting any time study activity but will be working with the local team to ensure a smooth running and effective operation.

The RM IE team has been asked to advise each plant of their planned visits and for the site managers to in turn advise their local CWU representatives, managers and staff so that everyone is aware that the RM IE’s will be working with them on site.

This approach is similar to that which has taken place in previous years and the department does not foresee any difficulties in relation to this activity but would ask our representatives to monitor the situation and advise the department immediately should any concerns come to light.

Branches and representatives are requested to ensure that our members are made aware of the contents of this LTB.

Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: or shayman@cwu.orgquoting reference number: 730.03.

Yours sincerely

Davie Robertson

Assistant Secretary



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