Postal Department Industrial Training Update
Further to LTB 330/21 circulated on 11th August 2021, Branches will recall that following Covid the database of industrial tutors required updating. Current tutors were requested to confirm that they are happy to continue to deliver this industrial training and further volunteers were also asked to register their interest.
The attached document lists the trainers, who provided this information to the DGS(P) Department by close of play on Friday 3rd September 2021. They are divided into three categories corresponding to the three main courses previously held – Conduct, Attendance and Industrial Relations Training.
Branches will also appreciate that in order to stress test the revised Industrial Relations Framework containing the recent changes to the Dispute Resolution Process from the Pathway to Change national agreement, pilot courses will now be held as well. These are scheduled to take place later this month, after which the course material will be evaluated. Once that process is complete, the intention will be to hold a ‘Train the Trainer’ event in October, for the tutors listed to deliver this particular course. The date(s) for this session will be circulated in due course.
Although the Postal Executive are conscious of the increasing demand for face to face training, it remains important for this to be completed as safely as possible and with the most up to date material available. Once the tutors have been trained, we will be able to roll out the revised Industrial Relations Framework training package to new Reps at pace and hopefully equip them to develop solutions to issues that arise in their workplace.
The Postal Department Education and Training Sub-Committee, including members from the Equality, Education and Development Department, will continue to meet to consider potential changes that need to be incorporated in both the Conduct and Attendance training, in light of the current talks on policy under paragraph 2.9 of the Pathway to Change national agreement. Further updates will be provided on this particular aspect of the Postal Department industrial training portfolio in due course.
Any enquiries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to the DGS(P) Department.
Deputy General Secretary (Postal)