first_imgA pay and conditions package that will change the working culture of theRoyal Mail and has taken almost 10 years to be negotiated has just scrapedthrough a ballot of union members.The deal, which will cost the Post Office £80m, will increase basic pay butslash the availability of overtime, which many staff resent. It will also seethe introduction of flexible working practices. Pensionable basic weekly paywill be increased from £201 to £243 from this month.A record 100,000 members of the Communication Workers Union voted in theballot, which closed on 10 February. The vote was won with a 2 per cent margin– 51 per cent in favour, 49 per cent against.The Royal Mail said the deal hails the biggest change in working practicesfor 50 years and will allow it to be more competitive.”There are already at least six foreign post offices operating in theUK,” said the Royal Mail. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Mail deal deliveredOn 22 Feb 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more