JOINT STATEMENT INCLUDED
3rd November 2023
For the Immediate Attention of All:
Parcelforce Regional Organisers
JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN PARCELFORCE WORLDWIDE AND THE CWU ON THE EXTENSION OF THE TRIAL HYBRID REWARD MECHANISM/C&D DRIVER PRODUCTIVITY INCENTIVE SCHEME FOR PEAK
In June this year, the Postal Executive cleared a document covering the trial of a Hybrid reward scheme for Parcelforce C&D drivers. This scheme was the initial step in delivering the BRT&G commitments in Appendix 3, Section 2 in relation to the development of an alternative reward mechanism for performance beyond core, one of the key commitments which had moved the business from the drive to an Owner Driver model.
Due to positive feedback in the 17 trial offices, the business approached us to extend the trial through the Peak period for all Parcelforce C&D Drivers. The extended Hybrid Reward Mechanism will therefore cover all 54 depots (all C&D non-bulk routes) across the UK, commencing from Monday, 6th November 2023 until Friday, 12th January 2024.
The calculated gateway total of delivered stop figures will be shared with the CWU Unit Rep and Regional Organiser before the scheme is launched. Additional workload can be carried out either within or beyond normal attendance patterns.
The gateway is based on core attendance. Additional deliveries beyond that will attract the incentive payment instead of Scheduled Attendance. Earnings will be underpinned at the appropriate SA level for the duration of the scheme. Current service levels need to be maintained during this trial extension.
We believe there is potential for significant additional earnings for our members and this is the logical next step in testing the assumptions of the alternate reward scheme. Discussions have therefore now concluded with a Joint Statement being agreed, a copy of which is attached.
For the avoidance of doubt, this is not an alternative to the Peak Incentive Scheme launched in Royal Mail, which of course was not done through agreement with the CWU. While the Royal Mail Scheme was not agreed, there is a clear anomaly that Royal Mail Group has chosen not to extend this approach to Parcelforce employees despite the fact that Quality of Service is of equal importance in Parcelforce, especially during Peak.
Given this, the department has approached the business seeking agreement with regard to the traditional Peak Weekend Coverage scheme and indeed a wider approach to incentives in the other functions within Parcelforce, especially against the backdrop of Royal Mail’s Peak Incentive Scheme.
Further updates will be given on this issue as discussions develop.
Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference: 054.13.