ROYAL MAIL: POST OFFICE PAY INCREASE OF 1.5% & CONSOLIDATION OF BONUS FOR EX-POST OFFICE “SAFENET” MEMBERS WORKING IN ROYAL MAIL

ROYAL MAIL: POST OFFICE PAY INCREASE OF 1.5% & CONSOLIDATION OF BONUS FOR EX-POST OFFICE “SAFENET” MEMBERS WORKING IN ROYAL MAIL

Branches will recall (refer to LTB 211/19, attached for information) that we have a number of members (c.130) who were redeployed from Post Office “Safenet” duties back into the Royal Mail operation under MTSF in 2009.

Following positive discussions with Graham Long, Head of IR Delivery, Corporate Functions, we can now confirm that these ex Post Office members will receive the Post Office pay increase of 1.5% plus the consolidation of bonus scheme monies of £900 (pro-rata for part-timers) as per the pay agreement reached with Post Office and endorsed by PO members in March 2021.

The following Joint Statement has been agreed with Royal Mail:

 Joint statement between Royal Mail and the CWU regarding ex-Post Office ‘SafeNet’ employees working in Royal Mail.

 Following joint discussions Royal Mail and CWU confirm that all ex Post Office ‘SafeNet’ employees working within Royal Mail will receive the Post Office pay increase of 1.5% for the 20/21 financial year.

 Key Features of the Pay Agreement are:

  •  5% pay increase – the headline pay increase of 1.5% applies from 1st April 2020
  •  £900 Bonus Scheme Consolidation – Supply Chain (Pro-Rata for Part-Timers)

Royal Mail HR Services are currently processing the pay uplift and this will be implemented in May salaries for monthly paid and Friday 28th May for weekly paid employees, including all back pay. 

 We wish to thank people for their patience whilst we have been clarifying these matters. 

 Graham Long                                                  Andy Furey

Head of IR – Delivery,                                      CWU National Officer

Corporate Functions

I would like to thank the members for their patience in regard to receiving their 2020 pay rise. The delay was in the main due to the agreement with Post Office for the pay increase applicable from 1stApril 2020 not being reached until late February 2021, followed by our consultative arrangements with the members.

Finally, I would be grateful if Branches could bring this successful outcome to the attention of our ex-Post Office members working in Royal Mail.

Yours sincerely

Andy Furey

Assistant Secretary

Attachment 1: 21LTB209 – Royal Mail – Post Office Pay Increase of 1.5% & Consolidation of Bonus

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