BOB 038/13

GENERAL 
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 
249 Harassment Complaints Database: Union Policy 

250 Mandatory Equality & Diversity Training

HEALTH AND SAFETY 
251 London Hazards Centre - Health and Safety Project Worker Vacancy

TELECOMS 
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POSTAL 
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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. 

250 
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

 251 
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 
- Campaigning 

• 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

Dave Joyce, 
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer. 

EVENTS BULLETIN 

Friday 18 October 2013: Public Meeting to Save Llangefni Crown Post Office.
 Residents of Llangefni are invited to attend a public meeting to save their local Crown Post Office from being franchised as part of the Post Office's transformation plans. All welcome. 2 - 3pm at Mentor Mor Llangefni. Speakers include MP Albert Own and CWU representatives. For more information please contact Jenny Windsor on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Friday 18 October 2013: Public Meeting to Save Holyhead Crown Post Office. Residents of Holyhead are invited to attend a public meeting to defend their local Crown Post Office from being franchised as part of the Post Office's transformation plans. 6 - 8pm at Town Hall.Speakers include MP Albert Owen and CWU representatives. For more information please contact Jenny Windsor on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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/

Wednesday 23 October 2013: TUPE Update: The New Regulations. This one-day conference will be held at Unison, 130 Euston Road, NW1 2AY, 9.30am - 3.30pm. TUPE governs how workers are treated following the transfer of a business or a change in service provision. The original aim of the regulations was to strengthen the rights of workers involved in transfers, and provide them with continuity of employment and of terms and conditions. But, as the government continues with their politically motivated attack on workers' protection through the undermining of employment law including the TUPE regulations, information and consultation rights and collective redundancy rights, the hard-fought rights of workers, look set to be weakened further. For more information contact the IER on 0151 207 5265 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 26 October 2013: CWU Disability Conference. To be held at the Best Western Premier Queen Hotel, City Road, Chester CH1 3AH. A social event will take place on the evening of Friday 25th October. Any enquiries should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the Equal Opportunities Department. 

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 

Saturday 16 November 2013: CWU Women's Conference 2013. This year's Women's Conference will be held in Belfast at the Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cormack Place, Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2JB. All those attending the conference are invited to a social event on Friday 15 November 2013 - details will be circulated nearer the time. Any enquiries should be emailed to Dionne Gittens This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the Equal Opportunities Department. 

Wednesday 20 November - Thursday 21 November 2013: CWU Annual Union Learning Representatives Networking Event. To be held at The Elstead Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QP. The hugely popular event presents delegates with the opportunity to meet other CWU union learning representatives, attend specialist workshops and hear from guests speakers. The event will also promote the latest CWU learning developments and celebrate the achievements of the union's learning representatives. Arrangements have now been made for this year's national event for Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) in the CWU. To guarantee that your branch is represented you must return your completed and signed application form to the Education and Training Department by Friday 11 October 2013. Any enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to Michelle Simpson or Neil Coleby by telephoning 020 8971 7340 or 07801 364088 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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