All contacts must be agreed, including face-to-face contact. In the agreement are face-to-face states meetings can take place on day 28, week 12 and week 22. There may be personal meetings outside of these periods, but these should be agreed upon and not “required” by the manager. If the attendance agreement is not respected, representatives should challenge it without delay and, if it cannot be resolved, the problem is compounded by the framework for reaching an agreement. Answer: We expect the vast majority of coronavirus absences to be removed from the normal attendance procedure. However, if coronavirus absences are excessive or repeated in nature, further examination may be necessary. All requests regarding the content of these LTBs should be addressed to the PTCS division, referring to Reference415. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org In these cases too, salary payments should only be considered after the employee has been contacted and the possibility of contacting the manager via the contact/Fit Note policy has been offered in accordance with the agreement. We are in dialogue on the broader issues within the framework of the attendance agreement.
In the coming weeks, we will be submitting the issues gathered in December to management and will attempt to present an action plan to ensure that the agreement is properly respected. We also discussed with Royal Mail the reduction of absences as part of the coronavirus presence agreement. Royal Mail reacts to the absence of Diediskmitent due to the coronavirus is below. Are coronavirus absences accounted for as part of the attendance procedure? The department wrote to Royal Mail on March 9 to discuss assurances about what will happen if members have to isolate themselves because of coronavirus. A response was received on March 12 and a meeting was held on March 13, 2020. Another discussion took place today. If members need to take a break to care for dependents, they can take annual leave, unpaid leave or work flexibly. These conditions apply to all members of the Royal Mail Group, including RMPFS members. Parcelforce has similar regimes, through separate communication.
We are pleased that sickness benefits are being paid to Members of Parliament in the first year of employment and we see this as a positive path. This was confirmed in the Royal Mail press release of Friday, March 13, 2020. This appendix is attached to Appendix A. We have also been alerted to the dangers and the effective cessation of wages. There are only two situations where wage cuts can be considered: branches and members know that there have been “rogue letters” to members who were not part of the agreed range of letters related to the agreement. These letters have been deleted, and the only letters to use are the “official” letters on PSP. After lengthy discussions, we agreed with Royal Mail and Unite/CMA on a three-part statement. The joint (annexed) declaration reaffirms the commitment to the presence agreement and deals specifically with the contact strategy, which is an integral part of it. While self-isolation advice will change regularly in the future, we wanted to ensure that members are not placed in a position where they may be faced with the decision to go to work and risk spreading the virus or taking the right medical advice and staying home.
A large part of the decision-making process in the above scenario will be whether they can afford to stay at home and be sure that they have not counted the absence provided by the attendance agreement.