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306 Harassment Complaints Database: Union Policy
307 Mandatory Equality & Diversity Training
HEALTH AND SAFETY
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308 BT Technology Services and Operation Organisation Chart
309 BTID: Paid Leavers' Outcomes
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LETTERS TO BRANCHES
903 05/12/12 Labour Party : Youth Conference 2013 - Simon Sapper
904 06/12/12 Lobby of Parliament - EDM - Billy Hayes
905 06/12/12 General Conference 2013: 21 - 22 April 2013 Submission of Motions - Tony Kearns
906 06/12/12 Addendum to the Parcelforce Worldwide Christmas Agreement 2012 - Terry Pullinger
907 06/12/12 UK Mail - Dave Ward
908 06/12/12 BT Global Services - National Consultative Committee Forum Notes - 06/11/12 - Colin O'Callaghan
909 07/12/12 A General Strike in Britain? - Billy Hayes
910 09/12/12 Voice Article - Delivery under Pressure - Bullying and Harassment Survey - Bob Gibson
911 10/12/12 Election of CWU Delegates to the TUC Equality Conferences - 2013 - Tony Kearns
912 10 /12/12 ETUC/TUC RMT v United Kingdom - Billy Hayes
913 10/12/12 Health & Safety Reps Inspections & Investigations - Taking Photographs on Royal Mail Premises - Royal Mail Group Code of Business Standards - Dave Joyce
914 10/12/12 Royal Mail - Trial of New Safety Boots for Drivers with Hybrid Retractable Spike System (Snow/Ice) Traction Sole, Composite Toe Cap & Midsole - Dave Joyce
915 10/12/12 Royal Mail 'A Frame Roll Containers' (Formerly Delivery Office Roll Containers DORCs) - Revised Safe System of Work, User Guide and Joint Statement - Dave Joyce
916 10/12/12 York Container - Cardboard Sleeves Contingency Use Arrangements - Christmas Pressure Period - Dave Joyce
917 11/12/12 CWU & Royal Mail Joint Delivery Revisions Workshop and Delivery Simulator - Bob Gibson
918 11/12/12 Campaign Event - Postal Workers' Day - 17 December 2012- Dave Ward
919 12/12/12 Brian Alexandra - Long Sanding RMAC Member - Billy Hayes
920 12/12/12 Royal Mail 'Caterpillar (CAT) Trainers' Footwear - Replacement Trials of "Anvil Blacktail Waterproof Trainer" and the "YDS Hermes (Gore) Trainer" - Dave Joyce
921 12/12/12 Advertisement for Assistant General Secretary of TUC - Billy Hayes
Harassment Complaints Database: Union Policy
Branches are reminded of the CWU's stance on dealing with bullying and harassment cases. A bullying and harassment complaints database is held in the Equal Opportunities Department.
Branches are encouraged to utilise the HCD1 form to record allegations of bullying and harassment made by CWU members. Information concerning the HCD1 form can be found on the CWU website under the Equal Opportunities section.
We appreciate that this will add to an already busy work schedule but it is essential that, as a union, we instil confidence in our members that our zero tolerance policy on bullying and harassment is followed up with action and not just words.
The data that comes through to headquarters will be vital in enabling us to analyse and identify any problem patterns which may exist and we can flag these accordingly.
We extend our appreciation to all those branches who consistently comply with this request and look forward to the co-operation of all branches in this matter.
Any queries in relation to this paragraph should be addressed to Linda Roy, National Equality Office.
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 Technology Services and Operation Organisation Chart
Attached for the information of branches is a copy of an internal announcement detailing the organisational structure and the named managers where there is a known appointment.
This has been password protected and the code is tsostructure.
BTID: Paid Leavers' Outcomes
Attached for the information of branches is an attachment detailing the outcome of the now closed leavers' scheme.
Monday 14 - Friday 18 January 2013. Union Skills 3 Course. An essential course for activists who have completed Union Skills 1 and 2. (Closing date for applications - Thursday 29 November). Venue: CWU Education and Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, OX18 2PY. This course is aimed at newer workplace activists and representatives. During the five day programme you will receive a thorough grounding. 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 six month period. This course attracts paid release from most BT, Openreach, Virgin Media, Parcelforce, Post Office Limited, Romec, O2 and Royal Mail Group.
Monday 21 - Friday 25 January 2013: Postal Agreements and Procedures Course. (Closing date for applications - Thursday 6 December). Venue: CWU Education and Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, OX18 2PY. This course is aimed at new workplace activists and representatives in the Royal Mail Group. With presentations and expert advice from senior IR experts during the five day programme you will receive a thorough grounding in: Introduction to the Industrial Relations Framework in Royal Mail Group, the Grievance Procedure, the Attendance Procedure, Disability Discrimination, Maternity and Paternity Rights, Bullying and harassment, Manpower Planning and introduction to the MTSF Agreement. 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 do not need to have any qualifications or previous experience to attend this course. Please note that this course attracts paid release from Parcelforce, Post Office Limited and Royal Mail Group.
Sunday 21 April - Monday 22 April 2013: CWU Annual Conference - Bournemouth.
Sunday 23 April 2013: CWU Letters Section Conference - Bournemouth.
Tuesday 23 April - Thursday 25 April 2013: CWU TFS Conference - Bournemouth
Wednesday 22 May 2013: CWU Packages & Express Conference - Birmingham
Thursday 23 May 2013: CWU Counter & Clerical Section Conference - Birmingham
Tuesday 11 June 2013: CWU Postal Technical Conference - CWU HQ