PATHWAY TO CHANGE – TRIAL AND DEPLOYMENT OF NEW METHODS, TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATION

No. 182/21


6th May 2021


Dear Colleagues,


PATHWAY TO CHANGE – TRIAL AND DEPLOYMENT OF NEW METHODS, TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATION


Branches will be aware that Section 2.8 of the Pathway to Change CWU/RMG Relationship – Working Together committed both parties to update the current national trial Agreement(s).

The specific aim of this exercise was for the existing National Generic Trial and National Deployment Frameworks that formed Annex A and B respectively of the Business Transformation 2010 Agreement (copies attached) to reflect the principles detailed in the Pathway to Change Agreement.


Branches will also be aware that since their inception, the two interrelated agreements have both stood the test of time, having been extensively applied to trials of various working methods, new equipment and technology across all functions and workplaces that make up the operational network.


Following the endorsement by the Postal Executive of the Joint Statement reached in July 2020, the business tabled a line of sight document in the subsequent negotiations. In this document Royal Mail detailed their desired position to help deliver the company’s change agenda and while not representing detailed proposals, line of sight gave a clear indication