LTB 198/18 – Post Office: Pay Claim 1st April 2018 – All CWU Grades Working for the Post Office

No. 198/2018

6th April 2018


Dear Colleagues


Branches are advised that we have submitted our formal pay claim letter, which was endorsed by the Postal Executive earlier this week, to Paula Vennells, Post Office Group Chief Executive. The pay claim letter is attached to this LTB for your information.

Our claim is both reasonable and affordable due to the improving financial position of the Post Office which our members have contributed to. Our members deserve to be fairly rewarded, particularly as last year’s imposed pay award was significantly below inflation meaning members’ living standards declined. The key features to the pay claim, which is for all CWU represented grades in the Post Office, are as follows:

• Above-inflation (RPI) consolidated pay increase flowing through to     all Allowances including London Weighting

• Unconditional pay claim (no strings)

• Joint reviews of all Incentive Schemes

• Improvements to Scheduled Attendance rates for Crew members

• Annual Leave entitlement – equality for all (6 weeks annual leave).

Also contained within the letter is the option to explore a multi-year pay agreement, particularly if an agreement included a settlement to our recently submitted pension claim (refer to LTB 034/18 dated 15th March).

We have agreed to meet the Post Office on Monday 23rd April to commence pay negotiations. In addition, the plan is to meet with management over the coming weeks to discuss our pensions claim and there is a possibility that these two issues will converge.

Further developments will be reported when meaningful progress has been made.

Any enquiries in relation to this LTB should be directed to Lea Sheridan on 020 8971 7361 or

Yours sincerely


Andy Furey

Assistant Secretary

Attachment 1 to LTB198-18