Colhoun v Royal Mail Group Limited 
Decision NumberNIIT 37490/21
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance
The claimant was employed as a postman on a 21 hour part-time contract providing reserve cover. It was common case that the core duty was to safeguard and deliver mail in a timely fashion. Each individual is given a catchment area known as a ‘duty’. On week commencing 1st March 2021 the claimant was given the Rosemount 4 duty as the main duty holder was on annual leave. To cover this week required more than the 21 hours but the claimant did so on a voluntary basis with the extra hours being treated as overtime.
Part of the workload is to deliver unaddressed mail (largely advertisements from businesses who are customers of the respondent). This
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