AGREEMENT BETWEEN CWU & PARCELFORCE WORLDWIDE ON 2019 AUTUMN PRESSURE AND CHRISTMAS REMUNERATION PROPOSALS FOR ALL CWU GRADE DEPOT EMPLOYEES
Branches and representatives will be aware that in previous years agreement has been reached with Parcelforce Worldwide in relation to incentives for volunteers to attend on the Saturdays and Sundays in the run up to Christmas.
In line with this tradition attached for your information is the Agreement between CWU & Parcelforce Worldwide on 2019 Autumn Pressure and Christmas Remuneration Proposals for all CWU Grade Depot Employees, which has been endorsed by the Postal Executive. In respect of hourly incentive payments for attendance over the stated period, the agreement mirrors arrangements achieved in previous years. For 2019 the advance commitment to attend for two or more of the four Saturdays/Sundays has been increased from £37 to £38.
In respect to the Seasonal Traffic Recirculation, the additional payment for drivers who agree to follow the work has also increased to £38 from £36.
In addition to the above progress has also been made in relation to Annual Conference 2019, Motion 112 reproduced below:
The Autumn Pressure remuneration agreement for Parcelforce members provides industry leading enhanced payments for additional attendances during the pressure period up to Christmas; this has provided welcome incentives to employees making an advanced commitment.
While the payment is dependent on fulfilling all of the commitments stated: The agreement wording should reflect that cases of non-attendance should be reviewed and any reduction of the enhanced rate to standard rate should be against a backdrop of an examination of the specific circumstances involving the employee failing to make the commitment.
The Postal Executive is instructed accordingly.
The attached agreement now includes the following words which will enable joint review of any exceptional circumstances associated to failure to fulfil a commitment to attend, rather than an automatic removal of the enhanced rate of pay:
On a discretionary basis any exceptional circumstances causing an individual to fail the commitments they have undertaken can be jointly reviewed by the Operations Manager and local CWU representative, whilst being mindful not to undermine the general principle of the commitment payment.
In line with the attached agreement engagement should now take place between local Parcelforce Representatives and Managers in order to ensure adequate cover for work and manpower requirements for the Autumn Pressure/Christmas period.
Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to: Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference 106A.10