Queen’s Jubilee Weekend Working Arrangements
Following the attached communication received earlier today from the Operations Development Director in relation to the working arrangements for the Queen’s Jubilee weekend, a number of enquiries have been received in the DGS(P) Department regarding predominantly whether Saturday 4th June 2022 will be classed as a non-service day, have been subject to discussion with the Union.
Representations were made to Royal Mail Group (RMG) earlier this year and in particular the question was asked as to whether the business intended to appeal to Ofcom for a non-service day on the Saturday in question.
Having considered this matter, the business are of the view that as many customers will have a normal working day on 4th June and Post Office Limited also plan to open as normal, Ofcom would not be in favour of such a request especially having already granted an additional non-service day in January.
Branches and Representatives will be aware that the Union has fought vigorously to defend the Universal Service Obligation (USO) in recent times as well as pursuing the move to a 24/7 operation in order to reinvent Royal Mail Group for the next generation. It is evident however that many people will still be working on Saturday 4th June and therefore many customers will still expect a service from Royal Mail. In respect of this exceptional occasion, the company have decided that it will be dealt with in a similar manner to Easter arrangements.
In relation to the operational staffing arrangements over the Jubilee weekend, the National Officers will be holding meetings with RMG to work through the proposed arrangements to ensure that the exact details are finalised and then subsequently agreed.
Further developments will be reported 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)