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JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL AND THE CWU COVERING THE DEPLOYMENT PROGRAMME FOR PARCEL SORTING

No: 359/21


1st September 2021


For the Immediate Attention of All:


Postal Branches

Divisional Representatives

Area Processing Representatives


Dear Colleagues


JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN ROYAL MAIL AND THE CWU COVERING THE DEPLOYMENT PROGRAMME FOR PARCEL SORTING MACHINES WITHIN THE MAIL CENTRE ESTATE/RDC ESTATE


Branches will be aware of the drive to increase Parcel Automation levels within the Mail Centre Network. 20 PSM’s have been deployed across 16 Mail Centres and the business have committed to a further program of deployment in phases taking the number to 33 within the next 2 years.


This is not an end state number and the expectation remains that the final deployment plan will see Parcel Automation introduced at all current Mail Centre sites.


The next phase (2A) is now ready to commence after a short delay and involves the deployment of four PSM’s at:

  1. Chester MC

  2. Medway MC

  3. Nottingham MC

  4. Tyneside MC

These machines are a different specification from previous deployments and have been designed with a smaller footprint for Mail Centres with less available floor space. The changed layout requires the addition of an additional operator.


Attached for the information of Branches and Representatives is a Joint Statement covering the Phase 2A PSM deployment. The Joint Statement reaffirms that the terms of the 2018 PSM Deployment agreement will continue to apply to this deployment and it is attached as an Annexe to the Joint Statement.


Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: dwyatt@cwu.org quoting reference 732.01.


Yours sincerely


Davie Robertson

Assistant Secretary



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