TO: ALL BRANCHES
CWU/ROYAL MAIL JOINT STATEMENT – CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PAYMENT/FUTURE TALKS
We have attached to this LTB a Joint Statement which builds on the recent reassuring exchange of correspondence between the union and the company over temporary changes to the USO.
Following the recent exchange of correspondence, the union has been in talks with the company about a recognition payment for the huge effort our members continue to make in maintaining services during the COVID19 pandemic.
You will see from the statement that Royal Mail has now agreed to pay a £200 lump sum to CWU represented grades. The payment will be made in June and will be on a pro rata basis for part time working, absence and unpaid leave.
We have also been discussing a framework for talks to resolve all issues in the current national dispute and ultimately agree a strategy for the future of the company and our members. The Joint Statement also confirms this point. These discussions are ongoing and we hope to be in a position in the near future to provide all Branches, representatives and members with an update.
In the meantime, please ensure our representatives and members are advised of these developments. We understand that in conjunction with this the company are also making an external announcement to the markets. Any enquiries on the above should be address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry Pullinger Dave Ward
Deputy General Secretary (Postal) General Secretary