GENERAL 
001 Branch Secretaries training 
002 Chairing Meetings course 
003 Union Learning Reps Part 1 Course - Reminder 

COMMUNICATIONS 
004 Reminder - Communication & Media Skills Course 

EDUCATION
005 Union Skills Iii Course 

HEALTH AND SAFETY 
006 Firefighter wins £80,000 damages in Human Rights ET Safety Ruling 
007 HSE Considering Plans to Charge Companies 
008 Occupational Health - 4 part course for new H&S Reps 

ORGANISING
009 Organising Stage 1 Course 
010 Organising Stage 2 Course 

TELECOMS 
011 BT Operate: Service Assurance UK Data Centres 
012 BT Operate: Field Engineering Sick Reports 
013 BT Innovate And Design: P&Sd Realignment 
014 BT Operate: First Group Communications 
015 BT Operate: Managerial Voluntary Paid Leaver Scheme Service -Service Assurance And BT Security 




LETTERS TO BRANCHES 
001 04/01/11 Woman mauled to death in dog attack,Wallington, Surrey, 23/12/2010 - CWU Response: Dave Joyce
002 04/01/11 Walk Sequencing CSS Machines: anti-fatigue carpets - Dave Joyce 003 04/01/11 Royal Mail: Processing Engineers Uniform Entitlement Update - PPE/Outdoor Clothing for Undertaking Work at Remote Sites (RDCs, DOs & MPUs etc) - Dave Joyce
004 04/01/11 CSS Walk Sequencing Machines: Machine Stacker Cover Gas Strut Failure & Near Miss at South Midlands Mail Centre - Dave Joyce
005 05/01/11 Anthony Brian Richards by Billy Hayes
006 05/01/11 TUC Biennial Survey of Safety Reps 2010 - Results and Recommendations - Dave Joyce
007 05/01/11 Refund of Contributions John East
008 05/01/11 HSE Strategy: The Health and Safety of Great Britain/Being part of the solution - "One Year On" - Dave Joyce
009 05/01/11 BT Operate: Managerial Leaver scheme - Brian Healy
010 06/01/11 Gender, Globalisation & Poverty Reduction: a TUC unionlearn course - Trish Lavelle 
011 06/01/11 Reminder: CWU Education & Training Programme 2011 - Trish Lavelle 
012 06/01/11 CWU Youth Conference: 12th February - Accommodation Graham Colk, Acting Officer to the YAC 
013 06/01/11 Keep the Post Public: Eastern Region Demonstration, 9th January 2011, Witney, Oxfordshire - Billy Hayes & Dave Ward
014 06/01/11 Tony Richards Funeral Arrangements - Billy Hayes
015 06/01/11 Labour Representation Committee National Conference - Billy Hayes
016 06/01/11 Scottish TUC Conference 2011 - Tony Kearns 
017 06/01/11 Union Representative Badges - John East
018 07/01/11 January/February Voice Magazine 2011 - Kevin Slocombe 
019 07/01/11 Dangerous Dogs: CWU "Bite-Back" Campaign - Letter to All MPs - Dave Joyce
020 07/01/11 New European rules on notifying chemical substances - Dave Joyce 
021 07/01/11 BT (Property Strategy - National Meeting) - Colin O'Callaghan
022 10/01/11 Global Services Harrier - Collin O'Callaghan
023 10/01/11 CWU "Bite-Back" Campaign Summary Update - Dogs (Amendment) Bill (Northern Ireland), The Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, England & Wales - Dave Joyce
024 10/01/11 RoSPA Road Safety Seminar: "Road Safety in a Time of Reduced Public Spending" - Dave Joyce 
025 10/01/11 RoSPA Worker involvement Half-Day Events: February 16, 2011, RoSPA Training Suite, Birmingham - Dave Joyce
026 10/01/11 RoSPA Effective Health & Safety Training Programmes Half-Day Events - February 17, 2011, RoSPA Training Suite, Birmingham Dave Joyce
027 10/01/11 RoSPA Managing Work Related Road Safety Half Day Event - February 28, 2011, RoSPA Training Suite, Birmingham - Dave Joyce
028 10/01/11 KTPP National Rally & Demonstration Kingston-upon-Thames Saturday 22nd January 2011 - Billy Hayes
029 10/01/11 KTPP Update Demonstration 9th January - Billy Hayes 
030 10/01/11 CWU REGIONAL SECRETARY - SOUTH EAST REGION - 2011- Tony Kearns
031 11/01/11 KTPP: Update - Billy Hayes/Dave Ward
032 11/01/11 2010 Postal Services Bill - Billy Hayes
033 11/01/11 Keep the Post Public: Early Day Motions, etc - Billy Hayes/Dave Ward 
034 11/01/11 BT Payphones and Redcare - Ian Cuthbert 
035 11/01/11 Accenture HR Services: O2 HR Lifecycle and Case Management - Brian Healy
036 12/01/11 CWU Campaign BT Jobs for Barrow: BT ANNOUNCE INVESTMENT IN BARROW! - Sally Bridge
037 12/01/11 Openreach Network Investment Transformation Programme: Resourcing - Ian Cuthbert 
038 12/01/11 BT Operate: Adam International - Brian Healy 



GENERAL 

001 
Branch Secretaries Training 
An essential three day course for CWU Branch Secretaries. This course is aimed at all CWU Branch Secretaries. During the three day programme you will receive a thorough grounding in:

  • Managing data
  • Mapping your Branch
  • Using the CWU Membership database
  • CWU Policies on data
  • Using the database as a communications tool
  • Data Protection and the law

This course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises. 

Release 
This course does not attract paid release from the employers that we work with. 

Dates 
The following Branch Secretaries course is currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge. 18-20 April 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 3rd March). 
All courses at Alvescot are residential. The cost of tuition, food and accommodation will be met from the General Fund. Branches requiring financial assistance from the General Fund to enable them to send students to the course must submit the request with the nomination, to enable the Trustees to consider the request in time. 
Application forms should be addressed to: Trish Lavelle, Head of Education & Training, CWU Education & Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PY. Telephone:01993 843373; Fax: 01993 840960
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002 
Chairing Meetings Course 
An essential three day course for any CWU rep who chairs meetings as part of their role. 
This course is aimed at all CWU Chairs. During the three day programme you will receive a thorough grounding in: 

  • The role of the Chair
  • Rules and Procedures
  • Reviewing experiences of meetings
  • Anatomy of a meeting
  • Conference standing orders
  • Drafting Motions
  • Chairing Conferences

This course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises. 

Release 
This course does not attract paid release from the employers that we work with. 

Dates 
The following Chairing Meetings courses are currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge. 7-9 March 2011 (please submit application forms as a matter of urgency) 
31 August-2 September 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 14th July). 
We particularly encourage branches to nominate women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and young members who are often under-represented on the CWU Education and Training Programme. 
All courses at Alvescot are residential. The cost of tuition, food and accommodation will be met from the General Fund. Branches are expected to meet the cost of travelling and subsistence payments. Branches requiring financial assistance from the General Fund to enable them to send students to the course must submit the request with the nomination, to enable the Trustees to consider the request in time. 
Application forms should be addressed to: Trish Lavelle, Head of Education & Training, CWU Education & Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PY. Telephone:01993 843373; Fax: 01993 840960
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003 
Cwu Branch Finances

An essential course for Branch Financial Secretaries and Treasurers. This course is aimed at Branch Treasurers and Branch Financial Secretaries. During the three day programme you will receive a thorough grounding in: 

  • The union approach to Financial Planning
  • The role of the Treasurer/Financial Secretary in the CWU
  • CWU financial policies and processes
  • Branch finances and budgets
  • Financial Planning
  • Using the SAGE accounting system

This course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises. 

Release 
Please note that this course does not attract paid release form the employer. 

Dates 
The following Residential Branch Treasurers/ Financial Secretaries course is currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge. 4-6 May 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 17th March). 
All courses at Alvescot are residential. The cost of tuition, food and accommodation will be met from the General Fund. Branches requiring financial assistance from the General Fund to enable them to send students to the course must submit the request with the nomination, to enable the Trustees to consider the request in time. 
Application forms should be addressed to: Trish Lavelle, Head of Education & Training, CWU Education & Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PY. Telephone:01993 843373; Fax: 01993 840960
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COMMUNICATIONS 

004 
Reminder: Communication & Media Skills Course 
The essential course for all activists, who get involved in campaigning and dealing with the media. 
The course is delivered over a 5 day residential week and is particularly useful for senior Branch and IR activists. During the five day programme you will receive a thorough grounding in: 

  • What is communication?
  • Anatomy of a campaign
  • Effective campaigning
  • Barriers to successful communications
  • How does the CWU communicate
  • Persuasive media
  • Newsworthy media
  • Preparing an article
  • Writing press releases
  • The radio interview
  • The TV interview
  • Using social media
  • Your Branch communication strategy

With specialist input from the CWU Communications team, this course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises. 

Release 
Please note that this course attracts UNPAID RELEASE from BT, Openreach, Virgin Media, Parcelforce, Post Office Limited, ROMEC, O2 and Royal Mail Group. 

Dates 
The following Residential Communication and Media Skills course is currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge. 11-15 April 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 24th February). 
All courses at Alvescot are residential. The cost of tuition, food and accommodation will be met from the General Fund. Branches requiring financial assistance from the General Fund to enable them to send students to the course must submit the request with the nomination, to enable the Trustees to consider the request in time. 
Application forms should be addressed to: Trish Lavelle, Head of Education & Training, CWU Education & Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PY. Telephone:01993 843373; Fax: 01993 840960
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EDUCATION 

005 
UNION SKILLS III COURSE 
An essential course for activists who have completed Union Skills 1 and 2. 
This course is aimed at newer workplace activists and representatives. During the five day programme you will receive a thorough grounding in: 

  • Planning and delivering a campaign
  • Researching Skills
  • Planning skills
  • Presentational Skills
  • ICT Skills
  • Developing and supporting
  • new activists
  • Understanding the impact of globalisation on the workplace
  • Developing your role as a representative

This course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises. You should have completed Union Skills 1 and 2 to attend this course. We strongly recommend that you apply for and complete Union Skills 2 and Union Skills 3 within a 6 month period. 

Release 
Please note that this course attracts PAID RELEASE from most BT, Openreach, Virgin Media, Parcelforce, Post Office Limited, ROMEC, O2 and Royal Mail Group. 

Dates 
The following Residential Union Skills 3 courses are currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge. 28 March-1 April 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 10th February). 
25-29 July 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 9th June). 26-30 September 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 11th August). 

We particularly encourage branches to nominate women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and young members who are often under-represented on the CWU Education and Training Programme. 
All courses at Alvescot are residential. The cost of tuition, food and accommodation will be met from the General Fund. Branches requiring financial assistance from the General Fund to enable them to send students to the course, must submit the request with the nomination, to enable the Trustees to consider the request in time. 
Application forms should be addressed to: Trish Lavelle, Head of Education & Training, CWU Education & Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PY. Telephone:01993 843373; Fax: 01993 840960
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HEALTH & SAFETY 

006 
Firefighter wins £80,000 damages in Human Rights ET Safety Ruling 
A firefighter has won £80,000 in damages after an employment tribunal found he was unfairly dismissed after raising health and safety concerns. FBU member Christopher Bennett, who has arthritis, was fired for gross misconduct for sending an email to colleagues asking whether the reclining chairs provided at work were causing back pain. Greater Manchester Fire Service had insisted he use a chair he was concerned was injuring his back on nightshifts at work. Three hundred of the £400 chairs were brought in to replace beds in Greater Manchester's 41 fire stations in 2006. In 2007, three firefighters were disciplined after they refused to sleep on the reclining chairs. The tribunal found Mr Bennett's right to freedom of expression under the Human Rights Act had been breached and that his dismissal was unfair. The firefighter, who was sacked in 2008 after 25 years of service, was among a number of firefighters who found the new £400 chairs uncomfortable, the tribunal heard. A failure to address his concerns led Mr Bennett to send an email to watch managers across the county asking if they or their colleagues were suffering with the chairs, an action that resulted in his dismissal. The tribunal found that the email was of political and public interest in that firefighters should be alert and fit to go about their business of fighting fires and effecting rescues. It went on to find that Mr Bennett was seeking in his own way to protect public safety. Thompsons Solicitors, the law firm brought in by FBU to represent Mr Bennett, secured an out-of-court settlement of £80,000 - more than the statutory cap for these types of cases. Steve Shelton, the FBU official who had represented Mr Bennett during his disciplinary hearings, said: "To lose his job for speaking out about his concerns for safety was a sanction too far. It's reassuring to know that the law recognises this and that our legal advisers were able to successfully argue that the Human Rights Act be applied to Chris's case". 

007 
HSE Considering Plans to Charge Companies and Organisations for Issuing them with Improvement and Prohibition Notices following Site Inspection Visits.

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt has announced that as part of revenue-raising move and cost-cutting drive, the Health and Safety Executive, in the wake of Lord Young's report into the future of the body are working on a proposal to charge those who create risks. A so-called: "fee for fault" principle. The idea being that those who are found not to be compliant with the law during an inspection should be charged for the work that HSE does following the issuing of a notice or other requirement for action to rectify the fault(s). The HSE believe that this approach is fair and equitable and will be welcomed by the vast majority of businesses who are compliant and who see those who take short cuts as getting away with an unfair competitive advantage. "Such an approach should be seen by business as a way of levelling the playing field", said Ms Hackitt. 
There has been a lot of behind the scenes discussions at HSE about how they fill the massive 35% budget cut imposed by the Coalition Government. 


008 
Occupational Health 
The last week of the essential 4 part course for new health and safety representatives. This course is aimed at health and safety representatives. During the five day programme you will receive a thorough grounding in: 

  • Attitudes and definitions of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Identifying ill health
  • The Role of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Health surveillance
  • Ill Health Prevention
  • Equality and OHS
  • Dealing with mental health issues
  • Effects and causes of stress
  • Managing, preventing, solving and caring
  • Lifestyle health issues
  • Impact of ill health
  • Rehabilitation

This course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises. 

You should have already completed Health and Safety 1, 2 and 3 to attend this course. 

Release 
Please note health and safety reps training is a legal right and that this course attracts PAID RELEASE from BT, Openreach, Virgin Media, Parcelforce, Post Office Limited, ROMEC, O2 and Royal Mail Group. 

Dates 
The following Residential Occupational Health courses are currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge. 20-24 June 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 5th May) 
24-28 October 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 8th September). 

PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE THIS COURSE WITH THE DIPLOMA IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY COURSE. THIS IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT COURSE. 

All courses at Alvescot are residential. The cost of tuition, food and accommodation will be met from the General Fund. Branches requiring financial assistance from the General Fund to enable them to send students to the course must submit the request with the nomination, to enable the Trustees to consider the request in time. 
Application forms should be addressed to: Trish Lavelle, Head of Education & Training, CWU Education & Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PY. Telephone:01993 843373; Fax: 01993 840960
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ORGANISING 

009 
organising stage 1 course 
The essential course for any activist who wishes to gain a basic understanding of organising and recruitment approaches. The course is delivered over 3 days and is aimed at newer activists. During the course you will receive a thorough grounding in: 

  • Why organise?
  • First contact with potential members
  • Interviewing skills
  • Recruiting one to one
  • Mass group recruitment
  • Checklist for success
  • Organising in the non recognised sector
  • Developing contacts in a non recognised workplace
  • Basic mapping techniques

With specialist input from the CWU organising team, this course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises. 

Release 
Please note that this course attracts UNPAID RELEASE from BT, Openreach, Virgin Media, Parcelforce, Post Office Limited, ROMEC, O2 and Royal Mail Group. 

Dates 
The following Residential Organising Stage 1 course is currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge. 6-8 June 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 21st April). 
We particularly encourage branches to nominate women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and young members who are often under-represented on the CWU Education and Training Programme. 
All courses at Alvescot are residential. The cost of tuition, food and accommodation will be met from the General Fund. Branches requiring financial assistance from the General Fund to enable them to send students to the course must submit the request with the nomination, to enable the Trustees to consider the request in time. 
Application forms should be addressed to: Trish Lavelle, Head of Education & Training, CWU Education & Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PY. Telephone:01993 843373; Fax: 01993 840960
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0010 
Organising Stage 2 Course 
The essential course for any activist who wishes to further develop their understanding of organising and recruitment approaches. The course is delivered over 3 days and is aimed at newer activists. During the course you will receive a thorough grounding in: 

  • Getting your Branch on board
  • Organising Models
  • Focusing on challenging areas
  • Campaigns
  • Making the most of union successes
  • Building organising into everything we do
  • Putting the ideas into practice

With specialist input from the CWU organising team, this course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises. 

Release 
Please note that this course attracts UNPAID RELEASE from BT, Openreach, Virgin Media, Parcelforce, Post Office Limited, ROMEC, O2 and Royal Mail Group. 

Dates 
The following Residential Organising Stage 2 course is currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge. 8-10 June 2011 (Closing date for applications - Thursday 21st April). 
We particularly encourage branches to nominate women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and young members who are often under-represented on the CWU Education and Training Programme. 
All courses at Alvescot are residential. The cost of tuition, food and accommodation will be met from the General Fund. Branches requiring financial assistance from the General Fund to enable them to send students to the course must submit the request with the nomination, to enable the Trustees to consider the request in time. 
Application forms should be addressed to: Trish Lavelle, Head of Education & Training, CWU Education & Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PY. Telephone:01993 843373; Fax: 01993 840960
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TELECOMS 

011 
BT Operate: Field Engineering Sick Reports 
RDA representatives to the Network Briefing were advised that it was believed that whilst management would not drop its attention to Performance Management processes, it was reported that the new focus would be on absence/sickness management. 
Reproduced for the information of Branches is a summary report for Field Engineering for the months of October and November; the upwards trend in long term sick absence and in particular Mental Health is of concern. BT Operate Management has agreed to run a further Mental Health First Aid training course for CWU RDA representatives. 

October 
  • Sickness Cost - Decreased by £7.1k (3.7%) Aug. YTD total stands at £1,123.2k, £246.6k (18.0%) down Sep '09 ytd total of £1,369.8k.
  • % Day's Lost - Decreased by 0.07% Aug, to 2.36%. The comparative position at Sep '09 was 3.08% and the current, YTD level of 2.37% remains lower than the 2009-10, full-year outturn of 2.61%.
  • RTW Discussions - 91.61% took place, against a target of 100%, up 0.66% Aug (90.95%).
  • Informal Discussions - 75.44% took place, against a target of >90%, up 2.66% versus Aug (72.78%).
  • Initial Formal Warning - The %-age of cases recorded more than doubled, up 22.32% from 21.43% (Aug) to 43.75% (Sep) - a YTD high. Similarly, cases not acted upon at all fell from 42.86% to 25.0% - a new low.
  • 30+ Days' Sick Absence - Decreased by 7 days to 31, from 38 in Aug. This includes 12 newly 30+ cases, with 19 of August's cases cleared. There are similarly significant decreases in each of the extended absence categories, with 90+ down from 21 to 11, 180+ down from 12 to 4, and 365+ down from 5 to 1.
  • Mental Health absences decreased from 17.7% in Aug to 14.7% in Sep (a YTD low), with absences attributed to "Other" also falling from 25.4% to 23.0%.

November 
  • Sickness Cost - Marginally increased, by £1.0k (0.6%) Oct. YTD total stands at £1,447.8k, £499.5k (25.7%) down v Nov '09 ytd total of £1,947.3k.
  • % Day's Lost - Marginally increased, by 0.18% Oct, to 2.29%. The comparative position at Nov '09 was 3.17% and the current, YTD level of 2.32% remains lower than the 2009-10, full-year outturn of 2.61%.
  • RTW Discussions - 96.24% took place, against a target of 100%, up 3.21% Oct (93.03%) and a fourth consecutive month of improvement.
  • Informal Discussions - 85.80% took place, against a target of >90%, up 5.59% versus Oct (80.21%), also a fourth consecutive month of improvement.
  • Initial Formal Warning - Small base volumes for this metric deliver wide percentile variations and only 8 triggers are shown as issued in this month's report, compared to 16 in October. Within the context of this lower base volume, recorded cases have increased, up 12.50% from 25.00% (Oct) to 37.50% (Nov). Cases not acted upon at all fell by a like degree, from 37.50% to 25.00%.
  • 30+ Days' Sick Absence - Increased by 3 days to 33, from 30 in Oct. This includes 11 newly 30+ cases, with 8 of October's cases cleared. In the extended absence categories, 90+ is up 4 at 15, 180+ is up from 2 to 4, and there is once again now 1 365+ case, up from 0 in October.
  • Mental Health absences increased from 16.0% in Oct to 20.30% in Nov, though absences attributed to "Other" decreased, from 23.2% to 17.1%.


012 
BT Operate: Service Assurance Uk Data Centres

The following is a closure report of the changes instigated in the 9 main UK Data Centres in which our members work either 24x7 or double day shifts. In 5 Data Centres there had been in place 24x7 Shiftworking comprising 2 people per shift x 4 shifts. This has reduced the 24x7 shifts from 8 to 6 which gave a total reduction of 10 people (2 per site x 5). These sites are: Reigate, Harmondsworth, St Albans, Derby and Tinsley Park. In Bletchley and Cardiff, the two remaining 24x7 sites, have been running 6 person Shiftworking throughout since the winter of 2008/2009 and spring of 2009. 
This was part of the steps taken to deliver on the ARF4 Data Centre Operations cost efficiency challenge. The outturn led to introducing a 6 man shift at the following 24x7 Shiftworking sites: Derby, Reigate, Harmondsworth, St Albans and Tinsley Park. 
Management having introduced 6 person shifts for over a year in both Cardiff and Bletchley Data Centres without implication to customer service, believed that they could successful achieve the reductions. However, in order to succeed there was a requirement to automate a number of manual tasks currently being performed by shift staff, with cover being provided by mobile staff who are Reward Framework grades. 
The impact of this proposal fell 100% on contractors who were released. No permanent employee was displaced as a result of this change and as stated above the reduced shift being run at Cardiff and Bletchley has been successful in terms of maintaining service and not affecting workload for current team members. In addition management replaced agency staff with FTE team members from the CTC in both Reigate (X4) and Cardiff (X1).

013 
BT Innovate And Design: P&Sd Realignment 
BT Innovate and Design has completed Phase 2 of the alignment of the Solutions Design team to Market Units and Sectors. The purpose behind the restructuring and lift and shift is to achieve a closer alignment to BT Global Service and P&SD ways of working. A few people will change line manager based on their geography, market unit and sector and their teams will move intact with them.

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014 
BT Operate: First Group Communications 
Attached for the information of Branches is a copy of an internal communication issued to employees within scope for First Group contract support.

11BOB001 t014 BT Operate - First Group Communication

015 
BT Operate: Managerial Voluntary Paid Leaver Scheme Service -Service Assurance And BT Security

Further to LTB 009/2011, please see the attached internal briefings from Service Assurance and BT Security. The latter stating that while the scheme has been opened, due to the growth opportunities in this unit it is unlikely there will be many opportunities to consider releasing staff.

11BOB001 t015a BT Operate - Managerial Voluntary Paid Leaver Scheme - Service Assurance and BT Security

11BOB001 t015b BT Operate - Managerial Leaver Scheme



EVENTS BULLETIN 

IER Events till March 2011 - Notice from the Institute of Employment Rights. 
We now have finalised details of all of our events happening in London and Liverpool till March next year: London; Race, Racism and the Workplace - Wednesday, 19 January, 2011, London; Liverpool: What now for Trade Unions? - Tuesday, 8 February, 2011, Liverpool; Equal Pay Act at 40: Over the Hill or finally Picking up Speed? - Wednesday, 23 February, 2011, London; Grievance Procedures and Employment Tribunals: Casework Update - Tuesday, 22 March, 2011, London. For further information visit www.ier.org.uk 

Wednesday 19 January 2011: Race, Racism and the Workplace. A half-day seminar to be held at NUT Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD. Speakers to be confirmed. Cost: £45 IER subscribers and members; £60 trade unions; £120 commercial. This seminar will provide the legal arguments to challenge racism in the workplace in a period of economic downturn when black and minority ethnic workers are too often being scapegoated. For more information contact the Institute of Employment Rights on 0151 702 6925, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy93774 + '\'>'+addy_text93774+'<\/a>'; //--> or visitwww.ier.org.uk 

Thursday 20 January 2011 - Friday 6 May inclusive: TUC Lay Leadership Development Programme. Cost £500 per participant - this covers course materials and meals. Travel and accommodation costs will have to be met by the supporting union. The TUC Lay Leadership Development Programme will provide senior lay union representatives (i.e. members of union National Executives) with a challenging and innovative package of training, discussion and support delivered over three two-day modules. The core themes of the programme will be the way unions respond to key strategic and organisational challenges, the need to increase membership and member participation and how unions campaign more effectively both nationally and internationally. Module dates and themes for the inaugural programme are; Module 1: Challenges, Strategy and Resources - January 20 & 21, 2011. Module 2: Effective Organising & Campaigning - March 24 & 25. Module 3: Global Organising - May 5 & 6. Nominations from unions and supported applications from appropriate senior lay representatives are welcomed. For more information contact Carl Roper, TUC National Organiser - 020 7467 1211 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy49632 + '\'>'+addy_text49632+'<\/a>'; //-->

Saturday 22 January 2011: Keep The Post Public National Demonstration - Kingston Upon Thames. The CWU national leadership has pencilled in the date of Saturday 22 January 2011 for a national demonstration in the Kingston Upon Thames area with the intention of drawing attention to the role of Ed Davey, MP Minister for Postal Services, who represents Kingston & Surbiton and Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) who represents Twickenham. Further details will be released once the route has been cleared with the appropriate persons. Any enquiries on this should be addressed to the General Secretary's Office quoting the reference GS 11.0 

Sunday 23 - Saturday 29 January 2011: Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.With Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust the CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department will be supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week which is a European wide initiative lead by the European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA). The week's focus is on all things to do with cervical cancer including information about symptoms and causes of the disease, ways to prevent it and support. Would branches note the dates and plan ahead. 

Thursday 3 February 2011: CWU Retired Members Conference will be held at CWU Headquarters, Wimbledon. Any enquiries should be addressed to Angela Niven either by post to head office or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy69967 + '\'>'+addy_text69967+'<\/a>'; //-->

Tuesday 8 February 2011: What Now for Trade Unions? 10.00am-3.30pm to be held at the Adelphi Hotel, Lime Street, Liverpool. This conference offers an opportunity for trade unionists to consider two things; where we are now and where we want to be. Cost: IER subscribers and members £75.00; trade unions £90.00 and commercial £220.00. The cost of the conference does not include lunch. For more information contact the Institute of Employment Rights on 0151 207 5265, book online atwww.ier.org.uk/events or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy29850 + '\'>'+addy_text29850+'<\/a>'; //-->

Wednesday 23 February 2011: Equal Pay Act at 40: Over the hill or finally picking up speed? A full-day conference to be held at NUT Hamilton House, Mabledon, Place, London WC1H 9BD. 9.30am-4.30pm. 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Despite 40 years of the act and last year's marginal narrowing of the gender pay gap, the part-time gender pay gap is an eye watering 35%. Decent wages and careers are being sacrificed by women to combine work and family life. This conference will examine the latest case work and analyse the equal pay duty. Cost: £75 Subscribers and members; £90 trade unions; £220 Commercial. For more information contact the Institute of Employment Rights on 0151 207 5265 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday 26 February 2011: CWU Black Workers' Conference. The CWU Black Workers' Conference will be held at CWU HQ, 150 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1RX. Branches are entitled to send two delegates to the conference. The details of delegates should be included on the appropriate form that was attached to LTB 1017/10 and the completed form returned to head office no later than Thursday 16 December 2010. Any enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to Angela Niven either by post to head office or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy10426 + '\'>'+addy_text10426+'<\/a>'; //-->

Monday 4 April: 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 

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