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NATIONAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN RM RELAY AND THE CWU - DEPLOYMENT AND USE OF DRIVER BEHAVIOUR TECHNOLOGY

LTB No: 356/21


27th August 2021


For the Immediate Attention of All:


Branches with RMSS Members

PFW Regional Organisers

Area Distribution Representatives

RMSS Representatives


Dear Colleagues


NATIONAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN RM RELAY AND THE CWU – DEPLOYMENT AND USE OF DRIVER BEHAVIOUR TECHNOLOGY IN THE LIGHT COMMERCIAL FLEET


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 RMSS/Relay has not sought to introduce Telemetry, however the business has now proposed to introduce Trimble to the Relay Fleet and all new vehicles will be fitted with the technology.


Discussions have therefore centered on a National agreement to support the deployment of the technology in Relay, ensuring that the long established principles and protections established in previous agreements flow through to this deployment.


Attached for the information of Branches and Representatives is the National Agreement covering the deployment of Trimble in RMSS/Relay.


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 and the agreement includes the established 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: dwyatt@cwu.org quoting reference 218.12.


Yours sincerely


Davie Robertson

Assistant Secretary



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