Postbox Strategy – Joint Statement on Overrunning Deliveries

No. 36 /15
Ref: 532

Date: 21st January 2015

To: Branches with POSTAL Members

Dear Colleagues,

Postbox Strategy – Joint Statement on Overrunning Deliveries

Following queries into the department regarding the process for Delivery OPGs to follow when they have situations where they believe it will be unlikely for them to complete their delivery; we have agreed the attached Joint Statement. The Joint Statement makes it clear that Postbox collections on delivery now form part of the considerations/solutions where deliveries are likely to overrun on an equal basis to the delivery of mail.

Also, as discussions are taking place with Royal Mail in separate talks regarding a revised Conduct Code the attached Joint Statement was concluded with this in mind. The Joint Statement confirms that the terms of Appendix 3 of the conduct code remain applicable when dealing with overrunning deliveries but now incorporate collections on delivery.

In essence this is about providing clarity to all concerned that there is a responsibility to make sure the USO obligation for both the delivery and the collection of mail has been considered on an equal basis when considering the appropriate actions to deal with overrunning deliveries.
Any enquiries to Bob Gibson’s Office, quoting reference 532.
Email address:​or​

Yours sincerely​


Bob Gibson
CWU Assistant Secretary – Outdoor​

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