Articles from in the Morning Star about National Postal Workers Day

Hi All, here are the articles from our spread in the Morning Star. Also attached is the brilliant front and back page. All for sharing

GS https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/national-postal-workers-day-lets-create-new-normal

DGSP https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/today-show-postal-workers-you-appreciate-them

Bob McGuire Divisional Rep https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/view-cwu-divisional-rep

Sarah White Local Rep https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/life-royal-mail-during-covid-19

Ben Scott Local Rep https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/proud-be-your-postal-worker

National Postal Workers Day articles

National Postal Workers Day

Some early bits to share (lots more to come)

General Secretary for The Times (you can sign up and get free articles if this is behind a paywall for you) https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/postal-workers-are-putting-themselves-at-risk-to-keep-us-connected-059ht2lqt

Belfast https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/posties-keeping-ni-going-honoured-18165283.amp

Independent https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/life-style/national-postal-workers-day-postman-royal-mail-thank-you-cwu-lockdown-a9487546.html%3famp

Daily Record https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/calls-royal-mail-nationalised-junk-21942209.amp

Local https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/18411790.national-postal-workers-day-mark-important-roles/

Please share these and keep using #PostalWorkersDay on social media

Updated Covid-19 Response from Postal Administrations and Trade Unions around the World

Updated Covid-19 Response from Postal Administrations and Trade Unions around the World

Further to LTB 214/20, Branches will see attached the latest comprehensive update from UNI Postal and Logistics outlining the measures that are being taken in other countries by Postal Administrations and Trade Unions concerning the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

This documentation contains information regarding the impact on operations, changes in the provision of the universal service, traffic levels, disruptions to international postal services and other operational issues.  It also lists the measures taken by Government, National Regulatory Authorities and Universal Service Providers in relation to the challenges that the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted.

Branches will see that this latest information is far more comprehensive than any previously published both in terms of the countries listed and the measures that each has taken.  The data is therefore presented in a different format but will still be amended at regular intervals going forward and then circulated as soon as possible.

Any enquiries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to the DGS(P) Department.

Yours sincerely,

Terry Pullinger

Deputy General Secretary (Postal)         

LTB 227/20 Updated Covid-19 Response from Postal Administrations and Trade Unions

Attachment to LTB 227/20 ERGP Summary of Covid19 Measures in postal services 21 04 2020 Report 1 (005)

ROYAL MAIL PENSION PLAN (RMPP) NEWSLETTER

ROYAL MAIL PENSION PLAN (RMPP) NEWSLETTER

Branches are advised that we are in regular contact with the Trustee of the Royal Mail Pension Plan (RMPP) and also with senior management at the Pensions Service Centre (PSC) with regards to our members’ pensions.

Attached to this LTB for your information is the Spring RMPP newsletter which provides an update to members on recent developments including a section on measures put in place in the PSC due to the impact of the Coronavirus and the latest funding situation (as at 31st March 2019).  The RMPP newsletter will start to arrive at members’ home addresses from today.

The newsletter also reminds members that, following a Government decision, Capita is now responsible for the administration of benefits in the Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme (RMSPS) while the Pensions Service Centre remains responsible for the RMPP.  As such, those members who are in both schemes will receive communications from two sources.  A prime example of this is the annual benefit illustrations due to be published later this year when these members will receive two letters as follows:

  • Capita will write to members regarding RMSPS benefits.
  • Royal Mail Pension Service Centre will write to members regarding their RMPP benefits.

Any enquiries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to the DGS(P) Department.

Yours sincerely,

Terry Pullinger – Deputy General Secretary (Postal)                                                                       

Andy Furey – Assistant Secretary

LTB 226.20 ROYAL MAIL PENSION PLAN (RMPP) NEWSLETTER

LTB 226.20 Attachment 1

POST OFFICE: PENSIONS UPDATE – COMMUNICATIONS 

POST OFFICE: PENSIONS UPDATE – COMMUNICATIONS

I would like to advise Branches and members that we have been in regular dialogue with both Post Office and the Trustee of the Royal Mail Pension Plan with regards to the pension schemes for Post Office members. In this regard, we have today published a Tripartite Statement with Post Office and Unite which provides an update on the activities we have been discussing and highlights the following three key communications which members of the various schemes will receive in the coming days:

1. Royal Mail Pension Plan (RMPP) – Newsletter 

The 8 page RMPP Spring Newsletter in its usual colour format will be arriving on doorsteps from Saturday 25th April onwards.

2. Post Office Pension Plan (Scottish Widows DC Scheme) – Newsletter 

A new Newsletter from the Governance Group of the Post Office Pension Plan, which includes representatives from CWU and Unite, will be published in the next week to ten days.

3. Post Office Pension Plan (Scottish Widows DC Scheme) – Annual Benefits statements 

The annual benefits statements showing the value of the funds in members’ Defined Contribution Post Office Pension Plans will be sent to home addresses from Scottish Widows in mid-May

The Tripartite Statement is attached and further developments will be reported.

Yours sincerely

Andy Furey 

Assistant Secretary

20LTB225 – Post Office – Pensions Update – Communications

Attachment 1 – Pensions Joint Statement May 2020 FINAL

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