Delivery the TPG Way • All dedicated delivery PMN/WMN are part time. • Maximum contract is 15 hours per week. • 43% are Female and growing. • Sorting and Delivery are separated. • Walk sequencing supports the concept. • Difficult for Union to organise.
Delivery the TPG Way • Deliverers are on a lower rate of pay – just above the minimum wage. • TPG have a target of 66% being housewives, students or pensioners. • They have some 16-18 year olds already. • They use anywhere as a Delivery Office such as Garages and Football Grounds.
Delivery the TPG Way • Saturdays are done by a completely different workforce. • Most are students. • Packets are subcontracted • Special Delivery items are done separately. • There is no set Delivery Span. • Deliveries take place between 0900 – 1600.
Delivery the TPG Way • Mail is dropped to the Deliverers in pouches already walk sequenced including flats and deliverable packets. • The exchange of full and empty pouches takes minutes. • Most deliveries are done on bikes. • There are no cars. • Deliverers tend to live in the area they work.
Delivery the TPG Way • Full time delivery Pmn/wmn prepare (14) deliveries in the main office and then complete a small delivery themselves. • Prep frames have revolving fillets enabling the same frame to be used for 4 deliveries. • All Special Delivery items are done by full timers. • Business deliveries are done by full timers.
Delivery the TPG Way • A female Deliverer who worked 7.5 hours a week said “ I get the kids ready for school and drop them off. I then go home and have some breakfast and do a little housework. Then I cycle here (garage) about 10:30 and do my delivery (1.5 hrs). I go home do some more housework and pick the Kids up. I like the job it is so convenient. I get exercise and meet people and it fits in with my private life.”