Royal Mail/CWU Joint Communication Covering Seasonal Variation (RMG/CWU Business Recovery, Transformation and Growth Agreement – Appendix 1) Peak Period Christmas 2024
Further to LTB 017/14 (Letter To Branches) issued on 15th January, which covered the Business Recovery, Transformation and Growth Agreement – RM/CWU Joint Statement – Section 2.5 (Improving Quality of Service) and RM/CWU Joint Communication on Seasonal Variation.
Branches and members will recall that the Joint Communication on Seasonal Variation issued with this LTB also included the following outstanding point:
It is also agreed that the peak period for 2024, where full time employees will typically increase their hours to 39 hours, will be reduced to a period of 5 weeks. Both parties will jointly agree the dates for the 5 week period by 31st January 2024.
Accordingly, we have now reached an agreement with Royal Mail on the dates for this 5-week period, which is set out in this attached further Joint Communication.
To confirm, the agreed arrangements for Seasonal Variation and the Christmas/Peak period of 2024 will run from Monday 18th November (week 34) and will end on Sunday 22nd December (week 38).
This communication also confirms that this peak period of Seasonal Variation will apply as it did last year (September to December of 2023), whereby Full-timers (including 35-hour contracts) will see a 24 minutes per day variation increase applied before their start time. Part-timers will see a 10 minutes’ variation before their start time.
The conclusion of this Joint Communication now closes down this outstanding aspect and equally confirms that attendance patterns between the Eves will not be affected in terms of applying the ‘high-season’ changes of Seasonal Variation.
Any queries to the content of the above please contact the Outdoor Department reference 532, email address: JRODRIGUES@cwu.org.
CWU Assistant Secretary