JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL LOGISTICS AND THE CWU REGARDING ACCESS TO THE VISION DRIVER APP
Branches and representatives are informed that Royal Mail currently uses the Logistics UK (formally known as the Fleet Transport Association) latest software known as Vision, to analyse all driver’s tachographs. The system monitors the business’ compliance to the UK Driving Regulations, i.e. Domestic, EU and the Working Time Directives. One of the functions Logistics UK have added to Vision software is the ‘Vision Driver App’, which can be accessed by all drivers who use a tachograph.
This feature enables drivers to view their own driving hours on forward-looking and work history screens. The Business approached the department to seek to enable access to the ‘Vision Driver App’ for Royal Mail drivers on a voluntary basis, in order to provide an additional tool for them to monitor their individual driving data.
Discussions have therefore taken place with the Business to conclude a Joint Statement, which has now been endorsed by the Postal Executive and a copy of the document is attached for your information.
The app can be downloaded to drivers’ personal phone or computer. If drivers do choose to download the app, it will make their personal information visible in the Vision system, which is required in order for them to be able to monitor their own driving information. Details are included in the Joint Statement on how drivers may access the ‘Vision Driver App’.
For absolute clarity, access to the app is completely voluntary and the decision in relation to whether a driver wishes to utilise the app or not remains solely with the individual.
Safeguards have been included in the document in respect of an individual’s privacy at work. As such, all driver performance data produced is going to remain confidential to the individual and will not be shared beyond the parties defined in the Joint Statement.
Full CWU involvement is confirmed in respect of the implementation, monitoring, and assessment of the use of the app. A review of performance before and after the ‘Vision Driver App’ has been launched will take place through the Network Working Group.
The Department believes that the ability for drivers to access the Vision Driver App will be of benefit in assisting our members to monitor their hours, should they wish to utilise it.
Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: email@example.com quoting reference: 202.15.
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