National Terms of Reference – New Uniform Range Trials (The New Performance Wardrobe)

National Terms of Reference – New Uniform Range Trials (The New Performance Wardrobe)

Dear Colleagues,

For some time now discussions have been taking place with Royal Mail in relation to trial activity of a new
uniform range, recognising that a number of the existing standard uniform items have been in place for some
10 years or more.

These discussions have now been concluded and the attached Terms of Reference have been agreed by
the Postal Executive; also attached are images of the new uniform range.

Whilst the Terms of Reference are self-explanatory, in summary the new uniform range due to be trialled, is
a complete refresh of the current uniform and builds on some of the latest commercial design and fabric
developments. More importantly, this also takes into direct account frontline employee feedback received
over the past few years from the workplace Uniform Roadshow visits.

The new uniform range (which Royal Mail have entitled The Performance Wardrobe) will be trialled across
11 different job roles within Royal Mail Group and includes some 340 frontline colleagues who have all
agreed to be involved and who have been selected to ensure both a gender and age profile representative
balance.

Clearly, the wider relevance of this trial on uniform against the ongoing everyday challenges and strain,
faced by members who continue to provide the UK with essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic, is
fully understood. Nonetheless, the union wholeheartedly welcomes the trial and what is hoped to be a real
improvement to the current uniform.

Any queries to the content of the above please contact Mark Baulch, Outdoor Department, email address:
njones@cwu.org, quoting reference 500, or to Davie Robertson, Processing, Logistics, Parcelforce,
International, Quadrant Department, email: dwaytt@cwu.org quoting reference: 005, or to Carl Maden, PTCS
Department, email address: khay@cwu.org, quoting reference 420.

Mark Baulch 
CWU Assistant Secretary

Carl Maden
CWU Assistant Secretary (Acting)

Davie Robertson
CWU Assistant Secretary

LTB 067/21 – National Terms of Reference New Uniform Range Trials
Final TOR National New Uniform Range
Appendix 1 Uniform TOR
Appendix 2 Uniform TOR
Photos of New Uniform Range 2021

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