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Royal Mail: Ex-Post Office “Safenet” Members Working in Royal Mail - Consolidated Pay Increase Of 9%

No 118/23


Dear Colleague


ROYAL MAIL: EX-POST OFFICE “SAFENET” MEMBERS WORKING IN ROYAL MAIL – CONSOLIDATED PAY INCREASE OF 9%


Branches will recall we have a number of members who were redeployed from Post Office “Safenet” duties back into the Royal Mail operation under MTSF in 2009.


Following positive discussions with Royal Mail management, we can now confirm that these ex-“Safenet” members will receive the Post Office pay increase of 9% and lump sum payments as per the pay agreement endorsed by Post Office members in April 2023 covering the three years 2021/22, 2022/23 & 2023/24.


The following Joint Statement has been agreed with Royal Mail:


Joint Statement between Royal Mail and the CWU regarding Pay for ex-Post Office ‘SafeNet’ employees working in Royal Mail


Following joint discussions Royal Mail and CWU confirm that all ex-Post Office ‘SafeNet’ employees working within Royal Mail will receive the Post Office pay increase outlined below covering the three years 2021/22, 2022/23 & 2023/24.


Key Features of the Pay Agreement are:


9% consolidated pay increase on base pay from 3rd April 2023 (1st April for monthly paid).

  • A £650 one-off lump sum applied to all CWU colleagues currently earning less than £24,000 and for all others a £500 one-off lump sum. These payments will be made in full for all and not prorated.

  • Further lump sums ranging between £1,325-£2,500 dependent upon pay level, and additional one off payments for London-based employees. Both these lump sums are prorated.

  • Royal Mail HR Services are currently processing the pay uplift and this will be implemented in May salaries for monthly paid and Friday 26th May for weekly paid employees, including all back pay.

We wish to thank people for their patience whilst we have been clarifying these matters.


Graham Long Andy Furey

Head of IR – Delivery A/Deputy General Secretary (Postal)

Corporate Functions


I would be grateful if Branches could bring this development to the attention of our ex-“Safenet” members working in Royal Mail.


If you have any questions in relation to this LTB, please contact Lea Sheridan – lsheridan@cwu.org.


Yours sincerely


Andy Furey

A/Deputy General Secretary (Postal)


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