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No. 238/23

22nd September 2023

Dear Colleagues


 Branches and members will be aware as part of the changes to the Attendance Agreement in the Business Recovery, Transformation & Growth (BRT&G) Agreement, from 1st August 2023, attendance reviews will be discussed at the return to work (RTW) meeting and the manager will decide whether the absence will be counted towards the attendance review.

We have been discussing with Royal Mail how we deal with absences which occurred prior to 1st August 2023. 

Any member who has an attendance review meeting which includes any absence prior to 1st August, will be invited to a transitional attendance review meeting. 

This is necessary as not all absences during the last 12 months will have been validated i.e. counted or not counted towards the Attendance Standards. Therefore, an attendance review notification could include these non validated absences.

The process to be used will be the same process prior to the transition.  Members will be sent a letter, inviting them to a transitional attendance review meeting to discuss these absences. For clarity, you will be entitled to CWU Representation at these meetings. 

Line Managers have been informed of the above process.

Following the meeting, your line manager should confirm in writing whether these absences will count towards the Attendance Standards.

Any enquiries to this LTB please contact: The PTCS Department reference 312, email address:

Yours sincerely,

Carl Maden

Assistant Secretary

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