Delivery of Election Material

Delivery of Election Material

Dear Colleagues,

Branches will no doubt be aware that the General Election has been called for the 12th December 2019.

The Outdoor Department has written to Royal Mail requesting that a meeting be arranged as soon as possible in order to discuss the arrangements for the forthcoming election, and in particular the current agreement covering the remuneration payments for the delivery of Election Material.

Contained within the letter sent to Royal Mail we have requested that our discussions with the company are also focused on reviewing the current payments in line with existing Conference policy. The current National Agreement and unit payment rates have remained in place since 2005, accordingly these have therefore not kept pace with inflation.

In addition, our discussions with Royal Mail and any subsequent National Agreement must also take fully into account of the fact that the General Election and therefore the delivery of Election material will be taking place during the Christmas pressure period, and as a consequence of this all agreed working arrangements in delivery offices must take fully account of this.

Further updates and information regarding this issue will be provided in due course.

Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to email: outdoorsecretary@cwu.orgquoting reference number: 535.09.

Yours sincerely,


Mark Baulch
Assistant Secretary

LTB 637.19 – Delivery of Election Material

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