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LETTERS TO BRANCHES
696 16/10/13 Post Office Pay 2012 and Beyond and The Future of The Crown Office Network - Further Action Short of a Strike - Andy Furey
697 17/10/13 Cuban May Day 2014 - John Baldwin
698 18/10/13 Post Office Pay 2012 and Beyond and the Future of the Crown Office Network - Update on Talks and Withdrawal of Notices for Action Short of a Strike - Andy Furey
699 18/10/13 BT TSO UK Paid Leaver Scheme - Brian Healy
700 18/10/13 Service Delivery - Winter Working - Ballot Result - Davie Robertson
701 18/10/13 Institute of Employment Rights Conference 2014 - Billy Hayes
702 18/10/13 International Letters of Solidarity - Billy Hayes
703 21/10/13 BT TSO: EIPB Infrastructure Planning Team - Brian Healy
704 21/10/13 Service Delivery: Coaches Review - Davie Bowman
705 21/10/13 Fleet & Maintenance Services Territorial Representatives 2013 - Ballot Result for South West Territory - Ray Ellis
706 23/10/13 Service Delivery - Coaches Review - Davie Bowman
707 23/10/13 National Rally on Monday 4 November - The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - Dave Ward
708 23/10/13 BT Global Services - Utilisation Metrics - Allan Eldred
709 23/10/13 Eric Charles George - 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 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.
BT TSO: Location Strategy Impact on Location
In LTB 558/2013, branches were advised of the BT TSO location strategy.
Management have devised a set of Q&As to be used to address issues raised by the impacted community. These are attached for information and the assistance of branches if similar questions are asked of them.
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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 atwww.cwuyouth.org/national-youth-education-event