The CWU have announced a successful trial of Royal Mail's new uniform range for pregnant employees.
CWU Assistant Secretary, Mark Bauch has written to all postal branches via letter to branches (LTB060/24) advising that the trial which has been going since 2022, had some initial setbacks but has now concluded. As a result the employer has agreed for the new range of maternity wear to be provided as part of it's uniform range.
In LTB060/24, Mark wrote:
"Whilst the trial and its joint conclusion have been subject to prolonged delay, it can be confirmed that following positive feedback from frontline colleagues the new Maternity Trousers are now available to employees through the normal process for acquiring uniform.
The Department would like to place on record our thanks to those who took part in the trial and gave feedback, which led to alterations and improvements prior to the Maternity Trousers launch."
The terms of reference for the trial is explained further in the RMG document which is attached to the CWU letter to branches:
The trial involved 9 frontline employees who provided feedback on the Maternity Trouser which in the whole was positive. This feedback also allowed our uniform supplier Dimensions to make changes during the extended trial period to improve the garment.
The bulk of the feedback received centred
around the fit of the trouser, which was upgraded accordingly.
Source: CWU / RMG