News Release Immediate release 30 October 2013
Joint Statement from Royal Mail and Communication Workers Union Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have made progress in current talks and commit to finalising an agreement in the next two weeks. It will include:
1. Legal protections for employees that extend beyond the current three year offer
2. An improved pay and reward offer
3. A separate pensions agreement
4. An agenda for growth underpinned by a culture of consensual change, timely decision making and industrial stability supported by alternative dispute resolution processes
5. An agreed approach to aligning resourcing to workload with a resolution to any current workload and resourcing issues
6. An overview of the future parcels and letters strategy
7. A joint company/CWU charter shaping the on-going values and principles of the Royal Mail Group
8. An on-going operational programme of work
9. The individual elements outlined above will only be deemed agreed when everything is agreed
On this basis, the CWU agrees to stand down the 24-hour strike planned for Monday 4 November 2013.
Royal Mail agrees to extend the legal validity of the current industrial action ballot until Wednesday 20 November 2013.
Both parties will now clear diaries to ensure all our efforts are focused on reaching an agreement by the Wednesday 13 November 2013.
Some of the biggest names in the catalogue and online retail world are to gather in London for ECMOD2010, the leading conference and exhibition for the multi-channel sector.
ECMOD2010 takes place on October 6th and 7th at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, and features over 30 insightful conference sessions with more than 50 top speakers. Experts from a number of major companies have been lined up, including Toast, Ann Summers, Screwfix, Scotts & Co, Direct Wines, Thompson & Morgan, Shop Direct, Joseph Turner, Regatta and Cotswold Company.
Headlining this year’s conference is Johnnie Boden, household name and founder of the multi-million pound clothing brand and lifestyle, Boden. In a rare live interview Johnnie will discuss his journey from the very beginning, looking at the strategies and successes which have seen him through the past twenty years.
The ECMOD conference covers a vast range of topics geared towards helping all business-to-business and business-to-consumer catalogue and multi-channel merchants optimise their business performance.
An extensive list of sessions will take place across the two days, focusing on issues including social media, online marketing strategies, international commerce, online retail trends, developing iconic brands, and much more.
An impressive list of speakers include:
This year’s ECMOD event is tipped to be the best ever as 2010 marks the show’s 20th anniversary. The exhibition, which also takes place on October 6th and 7th, features dozens of specialist suppliers serving catalogue, online and multi-channel sellers. Companies who’ve already snapped up their stands include Adestra, Mohn Media, Abacus, Sanderson, Swiss Post, Dydacomp and TA Design.
ECMOD founder and organiser Jane Revell-Higgins, said: "This year we have a conference that addresses the current key issues whilst simultanously offering inspirational insights into what differentiates highly successful businesses. With great home grown speakers joined by highly respected US experts, it promises to deliver an exceptional high return on investment for all who attend."
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NOTES TO EDITORS
ECMOD is Europe’s leading conference and exhibition for catalogue, online and multi-channel sellers. In addition to a multi-track conference with more than 30 sessions, the show encompasses an exhibition featuring dozens of specialist suppliers. ECMOD2010 takes place on the 6th and 7th October at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London. Visiting the event is free of charge. To register or to find out more, log on to www.ecmod360.co.uk