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Pathway to Change Agreement - Improving Efficiency / Productivity - Productivity Joint Working Group

No. 192/21

12th May 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Pathway to Change Agreement – Improving Efficiency / Productivity – Productivity Joint Working Group (PJWG) Recommendations

Colleagues will recall that the terms of the Pathway to Change Agreement (Section 2.6) committed RMG and CWU to work together to implement new, efficient and productive ways of working and to raise overall standards across the operation.

The concept of the Joint Working Group (JWG) was agreed under the terms of the 2018 Four Pillars Agreement and was progressed whilst the negotiations on the Pathway to Change Agreement were taking place. The first report/recommendations from the JWG formed part of Section 2.6 of the final Pathway to Change Agreement along with the commitment for their work to continue.

We have not had agreed productivity measures for many years and the work of the JWG has not only been excellent thus far but is also crucial to ensuring fair and manageable workloads for all – a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.

Against that backdrop, the JWG were authorised in Section 2.6 of the Pathway to Change Agreement to continue its crucial work and make further recommendations.

Attached for your information is a Joint Statement, which confirms the further recommendations from the JWG which have been agreed by the RMG and CWU Main Negotiating Group, after ratification by the Postal Executive, and has been fully briefed to the CWU Senior Field Officials.

We felt it was essential that local representatives and managers entering into revision activity in all offices and functions were fully aware of the recommendations and that there is no room for misunderstanding or misinterpretation of what has been agreed, hence this Joint Statement.

I would like to place on record our thanks to the Productivity Joint Working Group (PJWG), who have already completed a huge amount of work in a short period of time, and continue to develop and refine our joint approach on this issue to ensure that the spirit and intent of the Pathway to Change Agreement is delivered and honoured.

Further information on this activity and outputs of the PJWG will be circulated to the field in due course. In the meantime, any enquires on the content of this LTB and the attached Joint Statement should be referred to either the DGS(P) or the appropriate operational department.

Yours sincerely,

Terry Pullinger Deputy General Secretary (Postal)

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