Midlands Division Defending The 4 Pillars Agreement – The Plan to Sell Off Parcelforce


Midlands Division

Defending The 4 Pillars Agreement  The Plan to Sell Off Parcelforce


One element of the dispute is the decision by the RMG Board to create a new company for Parcelforce, called Parcelforce Limited. The new company would be a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Mail Group Limited but would sit outside of the existing RMG Structure.


This planned change will require all existing Parcelforce employees to be legally transferred into the new company.


Why are Royal Mail Group doing this?


Parcelforce say they will have more say over their business decisions, to be able to innovate and grow and introduce new technologies and products. Parcelforce does not explain how creating a new company which is still fully owned by the company that is supposedly holding them back delivers this.


Of course, the truth is this change is completely un-necessary to give Parcelforce more flexibility and freedom to grow. The RMG Board can deliver all of Parcelforce’s commercial requirements from within the existing RMG Structures. 


This proposed change has everything to do with the RMG Board preparing to outsource and selloff Parcelforce. 


Our current legal job security protections prevent RMG from selling off Parcelforce. The company has triggered a review of these protections and will be planning to get rid of this restriction.


If they succeed, then the selloff of Parcelforce is only a matter of time.


Who would be next?


History reminds us of what happens we allow ourselves to be divided.


First they came for Parcelforce
And I did not speak out
Because I was not employed by Parcelforce

Then they came for the Admin Grades
And I did not speak out
Because I was not an Admin Grade

Then they came for Logistics and Distribution
And I did not speak out
Because I was not employed by Logistics and Distribution

Then they came for the Mail Centres
And I did not speak out
Because I did not work in a Mail Centre

Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me


(with apologies to Pastor Niemöller)


Stay United – Vote YES

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