152 CWU 2015 Diary
153 London Regional Courses
154 Harassment Complaints Database: Union Policy
155 Mandatory Equality & Diversity Training
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CWU 2015 Diary
All branch diary orders have now being despatched.
Still good value for money, the pocket diary is priced at £1.50 and the desk diary at £2.50.
London Regional Courses
Branches are asked to submit application forms for the following courses being held in the London regional office in Sycamore House, 5 Sycamore St, London EC1Y 0SG.
Union Skills 2: Monday 9 - Friday 13 February 2015
One Day Equality & Diversity: Monday 9 March 2015
Disability Champions: Monday 13 - Friday 17 April 2015
Postal Agreements & Procedures: Monday 11 - Friday 15 May 2015
Union Skills 1: Monday 22 - Friday 26 June 2015
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.
Wednesday 5 November 2014: National Pensioners' Convention - Lobby of Parliament. CWU retired members will be taking part in a lobby of Parliament calling for a basic state pension for all to be set above the poverty level of £175 a week, an increase in pensions linked to the best RPI, CPI, earnings or 2.5% and maintain universal benefits without means testing. The lobby will also call for a national health and care service free at the point of use and funded through general taxation as well as a legally binding dignity code to improve the quality of care. Assemble at 12 noon for march followed by rally from 1-3pm. Old Palace Yard (opposite House of Lords), rally to take place in Committee Room 14, House of Commons. For more information contact NPC, Walkden House, 10 Melton Street, London NW1 2EJ. Telephone 020 7383 0388 or visit www.npcuk.org
Saturday 22 November 2014: LGBT Conference. This year's LGBT conference will be held at Banquet Hall, Civic Hall, Calverley St, Leeds LS1 1UR. The registration process will close one week prior to the date of the event. For more information please see LTB 474/14.