Royal Mail and CWU Joint Communication – Covid-19 Bespoke Weekend Priority Postbox Collections

Royal Mail and CWU Joint Communication – Covid-19 Bespoke Weekend Priority Postbox Collections

Branches and representatives will be aware that in April 2020 the Government selected Royal Mail Group and its unparalleled nationwide network to lead as the Prime Supplier on a number of products relating to Covid-19 Testing Kits. To date Royal Mail and the CWU have continued to work together to adapt to the changing demands from Government as the pandemic unfolds.

The Government recently requested that Royal Mail provide a Covid-19 Bespoke Weekend Priority Postbox Collection service to meet the demand for testing into the Autumn and Winter period. While a Joint Statement is yet to be concluded in relation to the activity, scoping activity has commenced in regard to the operational and resourcing elements of providing this bespoke service.

Joint Communications have now been concluded to provide an update and a copy is attached for your information.

Colleagues will note that whilst the collection routes will be based in the Mail Centre, expressions of interest are invited from employees from all functions across the Mail Centre catchment area. The CWU preference would be for our members to have the first opportunity to express an interest in performing this bespoke weekend work and as such we would request that this LTB is publicised at the earliest opportunity.

Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to:

Processing/Distribution: Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: dwyatt@cwu.orgquoting reference: 014.14. 

Deliveries/Collections: Mark Baulch, Assistant Secretary, email: quoting reference: 600.

Yours sincerely

Davie Robertson                               Mick Kavanagh

Assistant Secretary                           Assistant Secretary (Acting)

LTB 472/20

Attachment 1 – Joint Comms COVID Bespoke Weekend Postbox Collections 28.09.20

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