25th August 2021
For the Immediate Attention of All:
Branches with Parcelforce Members
NATIONAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN PARCELFORCE WORLDWIDE AND THE CWU – PILOT DEPLOYMENT AND USE OF DRIVER BEHAVIOUR TECHNOLOGY
Branches will be aware that Telemetry technology has been fitted to much of the Royal Mail Vehicle Fleet. In Distribution Isotrak is fitted to heavy LGV vehicles, Microlise to 7.5t MGV vehicles and Trimble has been fitted to the light fleet in Delivery.
Although these technologies have been established for a number of years in Royal Mail, Parcelforce had not sought to introduce Telemetry, however the business have now proposed to introduce Trimble to their fleet and all new vehicles will be fitted with the technology.
Discussions have therefore centred on a National agreement to support the deployment of the technology in Parcelforce, ensuring that the long established principles and protections established in previous agreements flow through to this deployment. This technology is now being fitted to vehicles in the PFW Solent Depot where the deployment will be piloted prior to onward roll out. This will be closely monitored by the Transport JWG. The onward plan is to fit the telemetry system to all new PFW vehicles as part of the current fleet replacement program.
Attached is a copy of the final National Agreement covering the deployment of Trimble in Parcelforce Worldwide.
The business aspiration is that the use of the self-correction aspects of the technology may produce a fuel efficiency benefit in the region of 10%.
The CWU will be fully involved in the deployment of this Agreement. The document includes the usual safeguards around visibility, the sharing of data and the caveat that the outputs should not be used for either individual performance or management of conduct.
Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be addressed to Davie Robertson, Assistant Secretary, email: email@example.com quoting reference 102.12.