JOINT STATEMENT – PARCELFORCE – DEALING WITH EASTER BANK HOLIDAY DEMAND 2021
Attached for the information of Branches is a Joint Statement, which has been endorsed by the Postal Executive, covering the terms of the additional payment which would effectively apply a double time rate (£22.30) to all hours worked on overtime in Parcelforce Depots on Easter Saturday, 3rd April 2021.
Parcelforce are expecting a significant increase in volumes over the Easter period based on forecast customer demand. In order to meet the customer promise and maintain quality of service there is a requirement for additional drivers to volunteer to cover Easter Saturday deliveries and an enhanced Weekend Network sortation, which will enable volumes to be managed more evenly through the rest of the week.
All Parcelforce Depot employees, who can drive and legally attend at the required time subject to working time and driving time legislation, are invited to volunteer to ensure that the increased customer demand can be met. Volunteers will be expected to commit to a 6-hour attendance on the day although longer attendances may be possible depending on workload.
It is not anticipated that there will be a requirement for an enhanced level of attendance from Indoor roles over the Easter weekend. However, to ensure equity of treatment, where attendance on overtime is required for either Depot Warehouse, Depot Admin or Depot CX Functions, the enhanced payment will be made for all hours worked.
The department hopes that the recognition and additional payment that is being offered will be welcomed by members and representatives are now encouraged to engage locally with management in relation to resourcing requirements for this weekend.
Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: firstname.lastname@example.org reference 106.04.