JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL AND THE CWU COVERING THE BESPOKE DEPLOYMENT OF LOOSE LOADS FROM WARRINGTON RAIL TERMINAL TO EDINBURGH AND NORTHERN IRELAND MAIL CENTRES & HWDC
Branches and representatives are advised that agreed trial activity in relation to Loose Loads on Network Double Deck Trailers commenced in May 2018 at Warrington Rail Terminal and Edinburgh Mail Centre.
The National review of initial trial activity determined that it would be beneficial to undertake additional testing of the processes, equipment and validation of large parcel flows between dispatching and receiving operational units. The trial was therefore extended by agreement in December 2018 with the Addendum – Terms of Reference between Royal Mail and the CWU Covering a Loose Load Trial between Warrington Rail Terminal and Edinburgh Mail Centre and Extension of Trial to North West Parcel Sort Centre, Glasgow and Northern Ireland Mail Centres (PE 239/18 refers).
The National review of the trial has now determined that sufficient data had been gained from the trials to progress to deployment of loose-load DDT’s on the following 3 specific routes only on a bespoke arrangement basis:
One DD Trailer Service from Warrington Rail Terminal to Northern Ireland Mail Centre
One DD Trailer Service from Warrington Rail Terminal to Edinburgh Mail Centre
One DD Trailer Service from Warrington Rail Terminal to HWDC
Discussions have therefore taken place with the business in relation to an agreement to enable deployment to be progressed and a copy of the Joint Statement that has been concluded and endorsed by the Postal Executive is attached for information.
In line with previous agreements, the Joint Statement provides for continued full CWU involvement in the deployment activity.
Branches and representatives will note that it has been reaffirmed that there are no current plans to migrate towards a Loose Load Network in Royal Mail. As such any further extension to this limited deployment of the process will be subject to National discussion and agreement.
Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com quoting reference number: 714.18.