Tag: health & safety

Handbrake Safety & Avoiding Vehicle Roll Away Accidents

Handbrake Safety & Avoiding Vehicle Roll Away Accidents

Following the continued problem of Royal Mail vehicles rolling away, with a worrying number over recent months, the attached Safety (SHE) Alert has been produced by the Royal Mail Safety Health & Environment (SHE) Team for immediate communication to all drivers in all offices.

Alcohol & Drugs & Morning After Effect

Alcohol & Drugs & Morning After Effect

The Department for Transport (DfT) statistics show that ‘morning after’ drink driving offences now account for 20% of all drink-driving offences. The figures suggest that the basic warnings concerning drink-driving aren’t always being heeded. People think that going to bed is the same as pressing a reset button but it’s […]

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Shorter Working Week Introduction in DO’s

Shorter Working Week Introduction in DO’s

contained within the 2018 Guiding Principles Agreement is reference to the reduction of the working week by one hour from October 2018, which for Delivery units was contained within both Sections 15.3 and 16.1.1. In order to ensure that the one hour reduction is introduced in Delivery Units we have […]

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Pillars of Security & Pay Negotiations

Pillars of Security & Pay Negotiations

Regarding Royal Mail’s position on pensions, the Postal Executive has discussed management’s current communication and actions. The CWU are determined to resist management’s current approach and secure the best possible agreement for our members.  However, we are fast approaching the deadline for those negotiations, and if sufficient progress is not […]

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Huddersfield Dog Attack Tragedy

Huddersfield Dog Attack Tragedy

The CWU, which represents the largest number of dog attack victims in the UK, has today expressed its condolences and deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the latest dog attack fatality in Huddersfield, which came just week after one of its members was savaged and severely injured in […]

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World Health Day 2016: Beat Diabetes

World Health Day 2016: Beat Diabetes

Thursday 7th April 2016 is World Health Day which takes place on the 7th of April each year. This day marks the anniversary of the World Health Organisation which was founded in 1948. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the leading global health authority within the United Nations System. The […]

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Dangerous Dog Offenders to get Harsher Sentences

Dangerous Dog Offenders to get Harsher Sentences

The Sentencing Council has published new guidelines for how Magistrates and Crown Court Judges should sentence people convicted of dangerous dog act offences. The announcement is confirmation that another objective of the Union’s “Bite-Back” Campaign has been fully achieved.