National Terms of Reference – Uniform Trial Panther Discovery Female Fit (Sizes 2-7) and Vegan Trainer
Branches will be aware of the current developments and improvements in relation to female gender specific uniform and that the Outdoor Department continues to hold discussions with Royal Mail on further options and opportunities in regards to female footwear.
In line with these further discussions and following initial positive feedback, which also includes feedback received from delegates at both the CWU Women’s and Annual Conference, it has been agreed to trial the Panther Discovery Trainer which is based on a female fit (sizes 2-7).
The Discovery Trainer is also a vegan option as the footwear is made without any animal ingredients or by-products; there are around 300 applications each year by employees for such vegan footwear.
For the purpose of the trial, 1k pairs of the Panther Discovery Trainer have been ordered (500 in sizes 2-7 and 500 sizes 7-13). The Panther Discovery Trainer will be made available on request in line with the normal uniform ordering arrangements for footwear.
The trial will take place from June 2019 and will run for a period of 12 weeks, with a joint review in August on progress and developments. A Copy of the trial Terms of Reference is attached.
We have also built into the trial TOR the necessary CWU involvement which includes H&S Representatives. Additionally, the trial is also being supported by the Sub Group of female CWU colleagues whilst also taking into full account feedback from those wearing the footwear.
Any enquires as to the content of this LTB should be directed to the Outdoor Department, reference 500, email address: email@example.com.
CWU Assistant Secretary