BOB 039/13

GENERAL 
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 
252 Harassment Complaints Database: Union Policy 
253 Mandatory Equality & Diversity Training

HEALTH AND SAFETY 
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TELECOMS 
254 BT TSO: Location Strategy Impact on Location

POSTAL 
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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 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 

252 
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. 

253 
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. 

TELECOMS 

254 
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. 
Brian Healy 
Assistant Secretary 

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EVENTS BULLETIN 

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 toThis 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 atwww.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.