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Amicus the Union

April 11, 2007 11:35 ET

Amicus force Royal Mail to abandon 'unworkable' proposal

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2007) - Amicus today welcomes the decision by Royal Mail to drop their proposals which would have forced managers to apply for their own jobs.

Amicus (CMA section) has been campaigning against the move for several months. Amicus National Secretary, Paul Reuter, said:

"We understand Royal Mail face many challenges, but their latest proposals were unworkable and we are happy that the organisation has dropped them. Amicus has experience in managing change in organisations that face competition and we would like to work with Royal Mail to secure their long term success."

Brian Scott, Assistant National Secretary, who has responsibility for Royal Mail Letters said:

"Royal Mail has expressed a degree of arrogance over the last few months suggesting that only they know the answers to the problems they face. We have consistently demonstrated a willingness to work with them to ensure that the management in Mail Centres and Delivery Offices is totally effective and that our members are trained, equipped and able to undertake their responsibilities to meet those challenges."

Royal Mail had initially intended to undertake some trials in six sites across the UK where new ways of working would be trialled. These came to nothing. Royal Mail has recently been criticised by the Postcomm, the Regulator, for being unable to reduce it's fixed costs. While Amicus does not necessarily accept this, we believe that this development is another example of Royal Mail's inability to manage change in an effective way.

-ENDS-

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