TO: ALL BRANCHES
INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF CONDUCT CASES ARISING FROM THE DISPUTE
The purpose of this LTB is to provide an important update on the status of the Independent Review of Conduct Cases arising from the dispute.
On the basis that CWU suspended the ballot timetable, unfortunately Royal Mail responded by suspending their involvement in the Lord Falconer Independent Review.
However, we can now advise Branches that Royal Mail has written to the union confirming they are re-engaging in the Independent Review, in accordance with Appendix 7 of the proposed National agreement.
For the purpose of complete clarity, the letter from the Chief People’s Officer, reaffirms that employees/CWU members (whose cases arise from the dispute) dismissed on or after the 5th April 2023, will be put back on pay from the point of their dismissal, subject to the ballot going live.
Branches should note that to date 200 consent forms have been submitted with receipt being acknowledged by Royal Mail Group. Unfortunately, dismissals are still occurring and other penalties given.
Branches are advised that where this is the case this information should be provided through the dedicated firstname.lastname@example.org email address, so that the previous suspension consent forms can be amended to include the penalty and the date it was issued. These will then be submitted to RMG.
A full update on all aspects of the Independent Review will be provided at the CWU National zoom briefing being held on Tuesday 20th June at 2 p.m.
Further information on all of the above will be sent out in due course.
Dave Ward Andy Furey General Secretary Acting Deputy General Secretary (Postal)