Royal Mail Professional Drivers Agreement

The panic button serves the safety of all drivers and can be found on the dashboard: 4.9 When assigning work to individuals, managers will consult with drivers and local representatives in order to optimize customer service and operational efficiency in the work plan and take into account personal preferences in order to fulfill their obligations under family-friendly work arrangements. The new driving legislation, to be implemented by 2 April 2007, will limit the current working rules for Royal Mail drivers who drive vehicles equipped with a tachograph. These changes will limit the number of hours allowed drivers to work, which will also limit the possibilities of remuneration for access to overtime. 6.4. In order to allow the company and the workers to show maximum flexibility, the following collective agreements have been concluded in accordance with the legislation: 3.2. Our ambition is to give as much protection as possible to the drivers who will lose the most under this legislation in order to ensure their future viability. If a further change in a driver`s working time is necessary, 2.1 Royal Mail and the CWU wish to maximise the flexibility of the hours available to drivers, and it is therefore agreed that the reference period defined by the legislation will be extended to 26 weeks and that the hours of night workers will be increased to the maximum authorised period, without violating the rules of rest. 9.2. The evolution of the approach to the professional driver, as set out in this and previous agreements, has also recognised that the ability to acquire such skills should be available to all in a fair and equitable manner. In this context, both parties agree that there must be a structured and systematic process that supports the efforts of each employee in relation to the needs of the business to maintain efficient operations. 6.2. The company, after joint consultation with the CWU, will set up a robust monitoring system for the registration of drivers and their working/driving time.

National agreement on the implementation of the Road Transport Directive and the introduction of the background of the professional driver The nationally agreed framework to facilitate negotiations/consultations between Royal Mail and the CWU on the Working Time Directive and the Road Transport Directive, to be introduced in April 2007, recognized the following key elements of consensus. The distribution functions of the network and territory are the glue that brings together the entire operation of Royal Mail and its product offerings, and the removal of the exemption of postal items from European transport legislation will have a considerable impact on the operation and the people who perform the work. In this context, both parties agree that network and distribution functions must be reliable, economical, efficient, flexible, transparent and punctual at all times. We are aware that we need adequate and competitive conditions to hire and retain drivers of the right caliber and the commitment of existing staff. Royal Mail and the CWU understand the need to identify the strategic objectives of both parties and cooperate to ensure that the right solution is implemented quickly and efficiently. . . .