ROYAL MAIL GROUP DISPUTES – UNAGREED OPG CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

ROYAL MAIL GROUP DISPUTES – UNAGREED OPG CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

We have obtained a copy of a temporary contract of employment issued to an OPG for the period from 28th December 2022 to 24th March 2023.

Branches and Representatives will be aware that, in the past, when Royal Mail has wanted to change particular aspects of the contract of employment, input has been sought from the Union, with the aim of reaching an agreement.

A comprehensive comparison has been made between the clauses in the previously agreed OPG contract, against those in the attached, and a number of major unagreed changes have been identified and unilaterally implemented.

It is evident that some of the alterations made relate directly to areas of the current dispute, which is more evidence of the need to vote YES in the re-ballot.  Moreover, these unagreed amendments clearly have significant ongoing implications and cannot be left unchallenged.

As a result, the attached correspondence has been sent to Zareena Brown, RMG Chief People Officer containing a firm request, seeking to open up dialogue on the changes to the contract.

If Branches are aware of any other variations of new contracts which differ to the one attached, they are urged to send these to fkelk@cwu.org

Yours sincerely

Dave Ward                                  Andy Furey
General Secretary                   Acting Deputy General Secretary (P)

LTB 017 – enclosure New Contracts of employment LTB 017 -18.1.23 – RMG DISPUTES – UNAGREED OPG CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT LTB017 – Letter to Zareena Brown – Unagreed Introduction of New Contracts of Employment (OPG) for CWU Represented Grades

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