055 North West Regional Courses - Amended
056 London Regional Courses - Revised
057 Harassment Complaints Database: Union Policy
058 Mandatory Equality & Diversity Training
HEALTH AND SAFETY
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059 BT Operate: First Group Contract Expiry - Intelenet Contract Signed
060 BT Operate: First Group TUPE Q&A
061 BT Operate: First Group Contract Expiry Communications Update
062 BTMSL: KCOM Office Closure - Vulcan Street, Hull
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LETTERS TO BRANCHES
187 23/02/11 BT Operate: First Group Contract Expiry - Benefit Briefing for House in TUPE Transfer and Computer Centre - Brian Healy
188 25/02/11 The Royal College of Nursing has Launched a UK-Wide Campaign "Frontline First" as TUC warn that More Than 50,000 NHS Jobs come Under Threat - Dave Joyce
189 25/02/11 Diabetes Week 2011: 12-18 June 2011 - Diabetes Week Information Distribution List, Diabetes Week Pack & Resources - Dave Joyce
190 25/02/11 BT Operate - Business Change Overhead Value Analysis Teams - Brian Healy
192 25/02/11 Postmen Reinstated after being Wrongfully Sacked for not Wearing Cycle Helmets - Dave Joyce
193 28/02/11 Diabetes UK - Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities - Dave Joyce/Linda Roy
194 28/02/11 Colleague Share - Dave Ward
195 28/02/11 TUCG (Trade Union Co-ordinating Group) Health & Safety Lobby - Dave Joyce
196 28/02/11 CWU Activist Conference - Appeal for Financial Support - John East
197 28/02/11 Postal Annual Report 2010/11 - Tony Kearns
198 28/02/11 BT - Telephone Exchange Office Consolidation Programme (TEOC) - Colin O'Callaghan
200 01/03/11 New Figures Reveal GPs and Employers need to do more to Help in Fight to Prevent Cervical Cancer - Dave Joyce
201 01/03/11 Global Services Paid Leaver Scheme - Colin O'Callaghan
202 01/03/11 2011 TUC Learning Rep Award - Trish Lavelle
203 01/03/11 KTPP Marches and Demonstrations - Billy Hayes
204 02/03/11 Health and Safety Week of Action Campaign - Stand Up for Safe Workplaces - Dave Joyce
205 02/03/11 Campaign to Stop Canadian Asbestos Mining Expansion and Increased Asbestos Exports to Developing Countries - Dave Joyce
North West Regional Courses - Amended
Branches are asked to submit application forms for the following courses being held in the North West region.
These are being held in the North Lancs & Cumbria Branch Office, 75 Garstang Road, Preston PR1 1LD:
ULR Part 1: 11 - 15 April
MTSF: 20 - 21 April
These are being held in the Merseyside Amal Branch Office, 47 Seymour Terrace, Liverpool L3 5PE:
MTSF: 6 - 7 April
Union Skills 1: 11 - 15 April
Postal Agreements & Procedures: 9 - 13 May
Health & Safety 1: 16 - 20 May
Health & Safety Stage 2: 13 - 17 June
Union Skills 2: 20 - 24 June
These are being held in the North West Central Amal Branch Office, Mowbray House, Mowbray Street, Stockport SK1 3EJ:
Union Skills 1: 28 March - 1 April
MTSF: 11 - 12 April
Postal Agreements & Procedures: 9 - 13 May
These are being held in the Greater Manchester Amal Branch Office, 302a Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton Park, Manchester M21 8AY:
Health & Safety Stage 1: 28 March - 1 April
Health & Safety Stage 2: 11 - 15 April
MTSF: 18 - 19 April
London Regional Courses - Revised
Branches are asked to submit application forms for the following courses being held in the London regional office in Dallington Street, EC1V 0BB.
Health & Safety Stage 1: 28 March - 1 April
Union Skills 1: 9 - 13 May
Basic IT Skills for Union Reps: 13 - 17 June
Health & Safety Stage 2: 11 - 15 July
Postal Agreements & Procedures: 12 - 16 September
Health & Safety Stage 1: 10 - 14 October
Union Skills 2: 14 - 18 November
Harassment Complaints Database: Union Policy
Branches are again reminded of the need to fill in the Harassment Complaints Database (HCD) forms, as illustrated in LTB 450/04.
Please ensure that all representatives have a copy of LTB 450/04 as it contains useful guidance as well as the form itself. Branches may also find LTB 289/04 useful which contains information on the Harassment Helpline and the Harassment Advice Network as well as the HCD. The completion of the HCD forms is part of our agreement with the Equal Opportunities Commission and is, therefore, CWU policy (the full agreement can be found in LTB 292/04).
The Equal Opportunities Commission has raised concerns with us regarding the completion rate, which we need to address, otherwise we will fall foul of the agreement. Therefore, please ensure that any complaint raised with branch representatives by members that involves possible harassment should be notified to HQ via these forms.
We appreciate that this will add to an already busy work schedule for those representatives that have the responsibility for completing them, but there is no scope for non-compliance.
We must accept that this will become an accepted culture in terms of harassment reporting. The data that will come through to HQ will be vital in enabling us to analyse and identify any obvious patterns where problems exist. We extend our appreciation to all those branches already complying with the policy and look forward to the co-operation of all branches in this matter.
Any enquiries about this paragraph should be addressed to Linda Roy, Equality Officer.
Mandatory Equality & Diversity Training
Branch secretaries are requested to ensure that any person in their branch who has CWU representative responsibilities and has not yet completed their mandatory equality & diversity training are enrolled in the courses that are planned throughout the regions in the forthcoming months.
All reps must do the training - this includes divisional reps, area reps, unit reps and branch officers. For clarification on dates please contact your regional secretary. The training has been running now for over three years and there are still a substantial number of reps who have not completed the training.
Your co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Equal Opportunities Department.
BT Operate: First Group Contract Expiry - Intelenet Contract Signed
Attached for the information of branches is a copy of an internal announcement advising that Intelenet's part of First Group's contract has been signed with Servo Limited.
The actual business unit that will deliver the services is known as Phoenix IT Services who are part of Servo Limited and all future communications on this, including aspects of the statement of measures and the terms and conditions matrix will be under the name of Phoenix IT Services.
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BT Operate: First Group TUPE Q&A
Attached for the information of branches is copy of the associated Q&A issued to the impacted community via livelink.
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BT Operate: First Group Contract Expiry Communications Update
Attached for the information of branches is a copy of an internal communication issued to the impacted community.
11BOB008 t061 BT Operate First Group Contract Expiry Communications Update
BTMSL: KCOM Office Closure - Vulcan Street, Hull
Following the announcement in LTB 100/2011 regarding the office relocation there have been further developments.
A proposal has been put forward to move 12 of the team to a different office in Hull which provides better operational alignment with the work that these individuals are currently undertaking but as equally as close.
With the announcement to move to Prospect House, some operational managers have put forward a suggestion to restructure one of the teams in support of the customer broadband & IP technology. As they had no prior knowledge of the move and was something that was being looked at separately, the suggestion has only come to light as a result of the initial relocation announcement.
Operational management have asked the client if it is possible to move 12 of the original in-scope 47 FTE to an alternative building in Hull and this is currently under consideration from the Customer Facilities management team.
It is stated that the impacted individuals have no objections in moving to the Salveson Building in Hull as an alternative to Prospect House, as they understand the rationale and benefit in combining the team.
Saturday 12 March 2011: Keep the Post Public March and Rally in Gloucester. Congregate in Gloucester Park at 11am, with the march setting off at 11.30. The march will exit Gloucester Park and turn left into Park Road, at junction with Brunswick Road it will then turn right and walk towards Eastgate Street at the junction of Brunswick Road and Eastgate Street the march will then walk towards the cross into Westgate street where a rally with guest speakers will take place on the steps of Shire Hall. Speakers include: CWU SW Regional Secretary, CWU General Secretary, Tony Benn, SWTUC Regional Secretary and a number of speakers from the Anti-Cuts Organisations - individuals to be confirmed. The event is being advertised across the SW Region to CWU and Public Sector Unions/Anti-Cuts Organisations and Student Groups. Any queries on this should be addressed to the General Secretary's officeat CWU headquarters.
Monday 21 March 2011: Traidcraft Speaker Event: Raw Materials, Raw Subject. 3.00pm - 5.00pm at Congress Suites, 3 & 4, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS. Claude Kabemba of Southern African Resource Watch will discuss the EU's Raw Materials Initiative. Traidcraft are campaigning to stop the European Union stealing developing countries' valuable raw materials. Claude Kabemba is Director of the Southern African Resource Watch (SARW), one of the most active Southern NGOs working on natural resource governance. Claude will talk about how EU trade and raw materials policies prevent countries in the south from promoting their own development policies. In particular, SARW believe that the Raw Materials Initiative amounts to a new resource grab in Africa and beyond. Claude will present an overview of SARW's work, followed by a question and answer session. Find out more:www.sarwatch.org/ orwww.traidcraft.co.uk/get_involved/campaign/raw_materials/
Saturday 26 March 2011: March for the Alternative: Jobs, Growth, Justice.Assemble Victoria Embankment at 11am to march to a rally in Hyde Park. Deep spending cuts damage public services, hit the vulnerable and threaten recovery. They're dangerous, unfair and unnecessary. But there's an alternative - one that's fair, safe and sustainable: A Robin Hood tax on the banks; close tax loopholes; policies for jobs and green growth. For more information visit www.tuc.org.uk/alltogether
Monday 28 March 2011: SERTUC Pensioners Network Organising Conference. 10:30 to 16:00. This conference is free and lunch is included. To be held at Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS. A day of information, discussion and organising for retired trade unionists, pensioners active in local groups, and anyone else angry about the government's plans. Speakers include: Val Shawcross (London Assembly); Neil Duncan-Jordan (National Pensioners Convention); Allison Roche (Unison); Richard Brooks (Private Eye); Nony Ardill (Equality & Human Rights Commission); Andrew Morris (NUT); Tony Lennon (SERTUC Vice President); Laurie Heselden (SERTUC Campaigns & Policy Officer). For more information contact Darren Lewis on 020 7467 1220 or visit www.tuc.org.uk/sertuc
Monday 4 April 2011: Eastern Region Retired Members' Section Committee Annual General Meeting. Will commence at 11-15am at London Region Offices 33/41 Dallington Street London EC1V 0BB. Any queries or information required contact Eastern Region Retired Members Secretary Nobby Clark on mobile 07713 155575.
Sunday 22 May to Thursday 26 May 2011: CWU Conference. Bournemouth.
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