In 2014, the union signed the Agenda for Growth agreement. The current General Secretary of the CWU, Dave Ward, was part of the negotiating team that accepted what amounts to a non-strike agreement, and accepted the clause: This agreement includes employees in CWU notes represented in Royal Mail Letters Operations, Logistics and Network, Engineers, Fleet Maintenance Services and Royal Mail International. Branches and representatives will note that the document is broadly consistent with previous agreements, although some changes have been made this year to address issues such as latent traffic supply agreements and tracking at MPU. The format has also been modified to eliminate some of the implications of previous agreements. In addition to ltB 661/18, further inter-departmental talks were held on 5 November 2018 with the company as part of the 2018/2019 Christmas and New Year agreements, during which an agreement was reached, which was subsequently approved by the post office management. Jay, the bad news on electricity is worse than gasoline. Several nations want to ban the sale of gasoline vehicles within decades. The choice of money for different types of vehicles is limited. Royal Mail will use electric vehicles, whether you agree or not — there have been electric vehicles for longer than you were alive. The agreement, announced as an agreement in principle on 9 December, was recommended to its members by the CWU and is considered the first of its kind in the UK. It provides for legally binding conditions for the stability and protection of the industry, as well as a three-year employment contract.

The three-year employment contract involves a 3% increase this year. The agreement includes a total of 139,000 Royal Mail1 employees. The agreement builds on the previous “Business Transformation 2010” agreement and other existing agreements. It is a common commitment to radically improve labour relations and create a can-do culture for the benefit of customers, employees and the company. Moya Greene, Chief Executive, Royal Mail plc, said: “I am pleased that our people voted in favour of the terms of the agreement. This is the first decisive step in providing Royal Mail, our employees and our customers with long-term stability and security. This is the beginning of the work. Together, we create a solid foundation for the success of our business.

The agreement underlines the importance of continuing Royal Mail`s modernization and transformation programme in all areas. Royal Mail is adapting its central network to an increasing number of packages. It is one of the biggest transformational programmes in British industry and it is changing every aspect of how our citizens work. The agreement stresses that efficiency is a prerequisite for growth. Royal Mail and CWU are committed to developing a program for growth, partnership development and participation throughout the company. The two sides will work together to develop and implement business strategies, respond to competition challenges and develop new approaches to improve efficiency.