Postal Industrial Conference 2019 – Motion 142
Further to LTB 336/19 circulated to Branches on 4th June 2019.
Branches/colleagues will recall that the terms of Motion 142 made specific reference to the proposed CDC scheme and the principle of same sex relationships having the beneficiary wishes respected as detailed on Expression of Wish forms.
I am pleased to be able to report to Branches that following an exchange of correspondence with Royal Mail Group, a reply has been received confirming that although the rules of CDC scheme are yet to be written, it is their intention that the principle of equal treatment of the scheme’s members will flow through accordingly.
This development was reported to the Postal Executive at its meeting held on the 23rd July 2019 where the Executive agreed that the terms of Motion 142 had now been secured in full and that the item was discharged.
Branches will also recall that LTB 336/19 made reference to the concerns that were raised in the Motion regarding CWU members in the Postal Constituency experiencing difficulty in submitting an Expression of Wish form who are in same sex relationships. For ease of reference the relevant paragraph is reproduced below:
However in view of the concerns raised in Motion 142, any CWU member in the Postal Constituency who has experienced any difficulties in relation to submitting an Expression of Wish form who are in a same sex relationship should provide the details to the DGS(P) Department so they can be raised with the business accordingly.
Branches/colleagues are reassured that while the Motion has been discharged by the Postal Executive as an agenda item for future meetings any CWU members in the Postal Constituency in same sex relationships who are/have experienced any difficulty in the submission of their Expression of Wish form should bring this to the attention of the DGS(P) Department so that it can be raised with the business and addressed accordingly.
Any enquiries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to the DGS(P) Department.
Deputy General Secretary Postal