AGREEMENT BETWEEN CWU & PARCELFORCE WORLDWIDE ON 2020 AUTUMN PRESSURE AND CHRISTMAS REMUNERATION

No: 531/20


For the Immediate Attention of All:


Postal Branches

Parcelforce Regional Organisers

Parcelforce Representatives


Dear Colleagues


AGREEMENT BETWEEN CWU & PARCELFORCE WORLDWIDE ON 2020 AUTUMN PRESSURE AND CHRISTMAS REMUNERATION PROPOSALS FOR ALL CWU GRADE DEPOT EMPLOYEES


Branches and representatives will be aware that in previous years, agreement has been reached with Parcelforce Worldwide in relation to incentive arrangements for volunteers to attend on the Saturdays and Sundays in Depots in the run up to Christmas.


In line with this tradition discussions have been taking place with the business in regard to the arrangements for 2020. Attached for your information is the Agreement between CWU & Parcelforce Worldwide on 2020 Autumn Pressure and Christmas Remuneration Proposals for all CWU Grade Depot Employees, which has been endorsed by the Postal Executive.


As in Royal Mail, with the continuing impact of Covid-19 on customer habits and operational arrangements Parcelforce are anticipating record volumes and demand over the peak period. Given this, to provide proper incentive and reward for our members and in recognition of their commitment throughout the Covid-19 period and the size of the challenge, we have argued for and achieved a significant uplift in the available incentives for this year.


As in previous years the agreement defines incentive arrangements for volunteers to attend on the Saturdays and Sundays over the four weekends in the run up to Christmas. However, in light of the current traffic forecasts for this year, we have agreed that there will be three levels of incentive.


A Standard Commitment to two attendances (minimum six hours) mirroring previous years arrangements, attracting a single payment of £38, the same amount as last year.

An Enhanced Commitment to three attendances (minimum six hours) attracting a single payment of £60. Both these incentives will be available to employees volunteering to cover C&