The objective of this agreement is to outline our growth strategy, identify the main components of the growth programme and the measures necessary to implement it. Branches and representatives will note that the document is broadly consistent with previous agreements, although some changes have been made this year to address issues such as latent traffic supply agreements and tracking at MPU. The format has also been modified to eliminate some of the implications of previous agreements. In addition to ltB 661/18, further inter-departmental talks were held on 5 November 2018 with the company as part of the 2018/2019 Christmas and New Year agreements, during which an agreement was reached, which was subsequently approved by the post office management. This agreement presents a decisive step in the relationship between Royal Mail and the CWU. The company faces the need to radically transform every aspect of its business to survive and prosper in a market where our traditional business is overtaken by modern communication methods and where competition, retirement costs and declining volumes are considerable challenges for the company. For Royal Mail to prosper as a company and ensure that it remains able to compete effectively, it is recognized that change must take place at a pace and pace experienced by Niedanie. Both Royal Mail and CWU have an obligation to work together to achieve this change through an agreement, to continue to protect jobs (in accordance with our commitments in mtsf) and to provide quality conditions for all employees. Both sides recognize the need for a fresh start and are committed to escaping the conflicting relationships that exist in too many areas of activity. This agreement applies to employees in CWU qualities represented in Royal Mail Letters Operations, Logistics and Network, Engineers, Fleet Maintenance Services and Royal Mail International.
This must be replaced by respect for differing views and a determination to work together to find mutually beneficial common sense solutions. This agreement lays the foundation for the transformation of our work to ensure a prosperous future for the company, its employees and cooperation between companies and CWUs.