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LETTERS TO BRANCHES
922 12/12/12 BT Innovate and Design - Right Places Programme - Brian Healy
923 13/12/12 BT Operate - UK Service Delivery Efficiency Plans in Quarter 3 - Brian Healy
924 13/12/12 CWU Youth Conference - Saturday 14th January 2012 - Tony Kearns
925 13/12/12 Postal Sectional Conferences 2013 - Submission of Motions - Tony Kearns
926 14/12/12 Romec Pay Dispute: Ballot Result - Ray Ellis
927 14/12/12 BT Wholesale Leavers Scheme Q4 - Brian Healy
928 14/12/12 Romec Pay Dispute: Industrial Action - Ray Ellis/Bob Gibson
929 14/12/12 Royal Mail/CWU Summit Meeting - 17th December - Dave Ward
930 14/12/12 Campaign to Save Our Royal Mail - Billy Hayes
931 14/12/12 The Living Wage - Billy Hayes
932 17/12/12 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Assurance Audit Update - Branch Honoraria Payments - Tony Kearns
933 17/12/12 BT Global Services - Move of International Customer Service Delivery from BT Operate to GCSO - Colin O'Callaghan
934 17/12/12 Hillsborough Justice for the 96 - Billy Hayes
935 18/12/12 Consultation on 2012 Congress Resolution No. 5 - Resisting Austerity Measures - Billy Hayes
936 18/12/12 Organising - The Future - Billy Hayes
937 18/12/12 Royal Mail/CWU Summit Meeting - 17th December 2012 - Dave Ward
938 19/12/12 Romec Pay Dispute: Industrial Action - Ray Ellis
939 19/12/12 General Conference 2013 - Obituary List - Tony Kearns
940 19/12/12 General Conference 2013 - Submission of Motions/Rule Amendments - Tony Kearns
941 19/12/12 BT TSO: Reduction in Personal Assistants - Brian Healy
942 19/12/12 CWU Pay Handbook - 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.
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.
Tuesday 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