Royal Mail Fleet – Next Steps
Following the rejection of the negotiators’ agreement between Royal Mail and CWU a series of meetings have taken place to determine next steps.
It has been agreed that the 2% pay increase will flow through to shift and senior technician allowances, backdated to 1st April 2019. It is expected that the increase, with back pay, will be implemented before the end of the month.
The CWU has pressed for immediate implementation of the first one hour reduction in working time in recognition of the ongoing co-operation in change by Fleet Motor Transport Grades, with full backdating to 1st October 2018.
Our understanding following the most recent meeting last week was that Royal Mail was prepared to implement the one hour reduction in working time but were unwilling to agree backdating. However subsequent correspondence from the business has indicated that it is not in fact prepared to implement the one hour reduction without further conditions. The Union is seeking an urgent meeting to clarify and resolve the issue and a further report will be issued following that meeting.
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