MDEC Transformation - Pathway to Change Agreement - £60 Bonus Consolidation and Plymouth Revision

No. 266/21


Dear Colleagues


ROYAL MAIL: MDEC TRANSFORMATION – PATHWAY TO CHANGE AGREEMENT – £60 BONUS CONSOLIDATION AND PLYMOUTH REVISION


Further to LTB 225/21 dated 2nd June.


An agreement has now been reached confirming the consolidation of £60 from the bonus scheme into base salaries (pro-rata for part-timers) for MDEC members across all three sites. This position has been triggered by the Plymouth revision. The £60, with arrears backdated to 1st April, will be paid with July salaries.


Crucially, members who wish to take a redundancy package in accordance with MTSF, will see the value of their compensation monies improved to fully take account of the bonus consolidation.


The following Joint Statement has been agreed:


JOINT STATEMENT FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLYMOUTH MDEC

REVISION AND PAYMENT OF THE £60 CONSOLIDATION TO PAY AND RESUMPTION/REVISION OF THE BONUS SCHEME WITH THE NEW BANDING PAYMENTS


We are pleased to confirm that from Monday 28th June the Plymouth MDEC revision will be implemented following local agreement.


As per the National Agreement reached in March 2021, the Plymouth MDEC revision will trigger the following across all MDEC sites: –

  • Consolidate £60 per month from bonus into basic pay and this, together with arrears, will be backdated to 1st April 2021 (pro-rata for part-timers). This will be paid in July salaries.

  • The introduction of the new MDEC bonus scheme bandings from the 2nd August.


The introduction of the new MDEC bonus scheme will remove the current temporary solution in Plymouth and replace the scheme in Stoke and Farnworth MDECs. The new bonus bandings will then be jointly reviewed after 1, 3 and 5 months.


This pay consolidation will also flow through in the calculation for final payments for all those that have accepted their VR offers across all sites.


We continue to work closely to resolve the redeployment options for colleagues at all three MDEC sites. Finally, we would like to thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Any questions can be referred to your line manager or CWU representative or alternatively email MDECquestions@royalmail.com

Andy Furey Kevin Thompson

CWU Assistant Secretary Head of Pipeline Performance and CI


My thanks go to the Plymouth MDEC Reps who have worked hard to deliver the agreed revision which in turn has enabled the delivery of the national agreement in respect of bonus consolidation. This latest development is in addition to the Shorter Working Week which has already been delivered from 1st May.


Branches and MDEC Representatives are encouraged to bring this development to the attention of the members concerned.


Any queries in relation to this LTB should be sent to Lea Sheridan lsheridan@cwu.org.


Yours sincerely


Andy Furey

Assistant Secretary


LTB 266/21 – Royal Mail – MDEC Transformation – Pathway to Change Agreement – £60 Bonus Consolidation and Plymouth Revision

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