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249 Harassment Complaints Database: Union Policy
250 Mandatory Equality & Diversity Training
HEALTH AND SAFETY
251 London Hazards Centre - Health and Safety Project Worker Vacancy
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LETTERS TO BRANCHES
673 09/10/13 Joint Statement between Royal Mail and the CWU covering the Deployment of Electric Tugs for the Movement of Mail in Mail Centres - Terry Pullinger
674 09/10/13 Post Office Pay 2012 and Beyond and The Future of the Crown Office Network - Further Action Short of Strike - Andy Furey
675 09/10/13 Winter Working - Maximising Daylight Hours - Davie Bowman
676 11/10/13 Institute of Employment Rights: Reconstruction after the Crisis: A Manifesto for Collective Bargaining - Billy Hayes
677 11/10/13 Certificate Course in Employment Law - Billy Hayes
678 10/10/13 Post Office Pay 2012 and Beyond and the Future of the Crown Office Network - Announcement of Franchising of 16 Crowns to WH Smith - Andy Furey
679 11/10/13 Post Office Pay 2012 and Beyond and the Future of the Crown Office Network - Franchising of 16 Crowns to WH Smith - Andy Furey
680 14/10/13 Royal Mail Privatisation: Report - Billy Hayes/Dave Ward
681 14/10/13 London Hazards Centre - Health and Safety Project Worker Vacancy - Dave Joyce
682 14/10/13 Become a Friend of the NPC - Billy Hayes
683 14/10/13 Christmas and New Year Arrangements 2013/14 - Bob Gibson
684 15/10/13 EU Health and Safety Week - National Safety Event for CWU Area Health & Safety Representatives and Royal Mail Safety Teams, Including the Allan St John Holt OBE Memorial Lecture 2013 on Tuesday 22 October at Birmingham - Dave Joyce
685 15/10/13 Health and Safety Week - The Allan St John Holt OBE Memorial Lecture 2013 on Tuesday 22 October at Birmingham: A Free to Attend and Open Event - Dave Joyce
686 15/10/13 Media Guidance around the Strike Ballot - Kevin Slocombe
687 15/10/13 CWU Youth & Women - Simon Sapper
688 15/10/13 UNI Call Centre Action Month 2013 - Decent Pay for Professionals - Andy Kerr
689 15/10/13 Post Office Pay 2012 and Beyond and the Future of the Crown Office Network - Further Action Short of a Strike - Andy Furey
690 16/10/13 NHS "Blood in Pee" Campaign - Help Save Lives by Supporting this Autumn's NHS Campaign to Raise Awareness of Symptoms of Bladder and Kidney Cancers - Dave Joyce
691 16/10/13 Occupational Cancer - Workplace Guide for Health and Safety Representatives - Dave Joyce
692 16/10/13 Industrial Action Ballot and Privatisation - Next Steps - Dave Ward
693 16/10/13 Trade dispute with Royal Mail over pay, pensions, and the impact of privatisation on job security, terms and conditions - Dave Ward
694 16/10/13 Winter Working - Maximising Daylight Hours Ballot Result - Davie Bowman
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 249
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 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.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
London Hazards Centre - Health and Safety Project Worker Vacancy
The London Hazards Centre has requested that the CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department circulate information in relation to a health and safety project worker vacancy they currently advertising.
The London Hazards Centre Trust Ltd. (LHC) was set up in 1985 to advance the public's knowledge of health and safety and to promote it at home, at work and in the community.
It is a registered charity overseen by a board of trustees. It provides advice and training, organises events, campaigns on health and safety issues and publishes a quarterly newsletter "The London Hazard".
The trustees, with the help of the Trust for London are looking to review the LHC's activities so that it can continue to pursue its objectives effectively in future.
LHC are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the ability to play a key part in our forthcoming strategic review, lead on a stakeholder consultation exercise and perform the core functions of the LHC.
LHC say that this role would suit a trade union health and safety representative with branch and/or wider trade union experience Key qualities will include:
- Experience or a strong understanding of:
- Health and safety including current issues
- UK health and safety law
- The trade union movement
- Health, safety and welfare issues concerning migrant workers
- Working in the voluntary/third sector
• Good written and oral communication skills and a creative approach to different ways of engaging the public
- Sound organisational and administrative skills
• Ability to research and identify emerging needs, responding promptly and effectively
• Track record of maintaining constructive, supportive and productive relationships with colleagues
- Good IT and income generation skills
- Highly motivated, able to work independently and collaboratively
- Commitment to implementing equality, diversity and safety at work
• Ability to produce a newsletter and update the organisation's website, social media etc.
The closing date for completed applications is 5:00pm on Monday 28 October.
Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 4 November.
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer.
Monday 21 October 2013: TUC Green Conference: Green Growth - No Turning Back. This one-day conference, hosted by the TUC will debate a vision for a low carbon world, and what is needed to realise this vision. Time: 10am - 4pm at Congress House, London. Keynote and workshop speakers include: The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; Ian Wright MP, Shadow Minister for Competitiveness and Enterprise; Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary; Professor Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist, the Met Office; John Ashton, former UK Special Representative for Climate Change and independent commentator; Sue Ferns, Director of Research & Communications, Prospect/TUC General Council; Andy Atkins, Director, Friends of the Earth; Will Straw, Associate Director, IPPR; Chris Baugh, AGS, PCS; Tony Burke, AGS, Unite; Gary Smith, National Officer, GMB. For more information visithttps://greenconference2013.eventbrite.co.uk/
Friday 8 November - Sunday 10 November 2013: The National Youth Education Event. This event is the coming together of young activists over the course of a weekend to meet colleagues old and new, learn new skills, share their experiences and have a positive impact in the way that the union communicates and interacts with its young members. To be held at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, the weekend will give participants the enthusiasm, confidence and tools to go back to their branches and deal with the ever increasing pressures on their union time. The weekend will enable participants to join a growing community that is CWU Youth. They will leave the event knowing that they have support not only from their branches, regions and head office, but also a large national network that is there to help and advise should situations arise that require it. For more information visit National Youth Education Event at www.cwuyouth.org/national-youth-education-event
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