Agreement between Royal Mail Fleet and CWU on the Criteria for deciding Technical Staffing Levels

No. 224/2021


TO: ALL BRANCHES WITH FLEET MEMBERS


Dear Colleague


AGREEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL FLEET AND CWU ON THE CRITERIA FOR DECIDING TECHNICAL STAFFING LEVELS IN ROYAL MAIL FLEET WORKSHOPS


Further to LTB 040/21 issued on the 16th February 2021, the nationally agreed guidelines committed Royal Mail Fleet and the CWU to incorporate the shorter working week in line with the Pathway to Change Agreement.


The agreement requires a one hour reduction in the working week from 35.5 to 34.5 hours which is triggered by a revision and includes bringing back in-house elements of work currently being performed by external contractors.


During the negotiation it became clear the reason so much work was being contracted out was due to there being no method within Fleet for calculating workload and therefore the headcount numbers required. Our agreement ensures we resolve the issue of workload / headcount calculation and