NEC elections

RMG Ballot Result: Appendix 4 Fleet

No. 182/23

11th July 2023

Dear Colleagues,

Royal Mail Group: Business Recovery, Transformation & Growth Agreement – Ballot Result: Appendix 4 Fleet

CWU members have delivered an overwhelming Yes vote for the full Agreement as reported in LTB 181/23. This position endorses all generic matters arising from the Agreement and applies equally to our Fleet members – for example, job security.

However, Fleet members will know that an additional ballot was conducted, specifically in respect of Appendix 4 and the outcome of this result was a rejection by the Fleet members as follows:

No votes 63.4%
Yes votes 36.6%
Turnout 67.6%

In view of the members’ decision, it will be necessary to initiate fresh negotiations with RMG with the aim of amending Appendix 4 so it becomes more acceptable to our Fleet members. We will be writing to RMG to seek an urgent meeting in this regard.

We are planning to meet with our Fleet Senior Reps and Cluster Reps on Friday 14th July where we will discuss not just the reasons why Appendix 4 was rejected but also what is required to be done to modify the Agreement so we can be in a position to re-ballot our Fleet members at the earliest opportunity.

To be clear, the Postal Executive fully respects the outcome of the Fleet ballot for Appendix 4 and as such we will look to do everything possible to arrive at a way forward that Fleet members can support.

Yours sincerely, Yours sincerely,

Andy Furey Dave Ward
A/Deputy General Secretary (Postal) General Secretary