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Individual Risk Assessment

Articles: It is accepted by BT that working in certain areas may present additional hazards to the engineering workforce. For example, known sites may require 2-person working for personal safety reasons and are categorised into four groups as detailed below. HOD - 1 person during the day, 2 people at night. NGO - 2 people 24 hours a day. NN1 - 1 person during the...

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Overhead Cabling in Exchanges

Articles: A new BT ISIS SFY/GRA/E013 was published in June 2009 following concerns about overhead cabling activities in Telephone Exchanges. In recent times, most of this work has been done by contractors and in some cases without due regard to their own or others safety. In particular there have been several instances of disregard of the Work at Height Regulatio...

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Noise at Work

Articles: European Health & Safety Week 24-30 October 2005 is focusing on Noise At Work. Noise is one of the most underestimated workplace risks. The HSE estimates that 170,000 people in the UK suffer hearing damage, as a result of exposure to excessive noise at work. While noise induced hearing loss is irreversible - it is also 100% preventable. How is ...

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Live Laser Work

Articles: The CWU has agreed with BT that live fibre laser work within the BTUK network could commence from 25 April 2000 after lengthy and detailed assessments and discussions between BT and the union stretching back over the past five years. This followed changes in the International and British Standards in 1993. Under these standards, Class 3A powe...

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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Articles: BT Property undertake to support the aims and objectives of the Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical equipment and will do all that is reasonably practicable to ensure the electrical integrity of Non-Fixed Equipment. The service will be delivered through a series of rolling programmes designed to ensure that all sites and ...

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Swine Flu

Articles: In the past few weeks, there has been (and probably will continue to be for the remainder of this year at least) much media coverage regarding the H1N1 “Swine” strain of influenza. All types of influenza claim lives each year around the world, though not necessarily through the illness itself, more the impact on those particularly with pre-existi...

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Risk Assessment

Articles: A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm. How to assess the risks in your workplace Identify the hazards Decide who might be harmed and how Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions Record ...

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Temperatures at work

Articles: Don't be frozen out or roasted slowly by your Employer! There is a need for employers to ensure that during working hours the temperature within all workplaces inside buildings is reasonable and is governed by Regulation 7 of the “Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992” and the associated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP). This ...

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Union Courses

Articles: The CWU run a number of courses at its training centres in Oxford and Bournemouth. Alvescot is a lovely country retreat in the heart of Oxfordshire, whilst the Elstead Hotel in Bournemouth caters for our course needs throughout the year. Courses are aimed at branch officers and representatives to provide the adequate training to support them in carrying out ...

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Laptops

Articles: BT management, are now making sure that your laptop is safe in your vehicle. They are providing a steel box in the rear of vans in which you are instructed to keep your laptop when not in use. In fact they have made it a disciplinary offence to leave it anywhere else but the steel box unattended in your van, and go to great lengths to r...

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High Risk Work Areas

Articles: It is accepted by BT that working in certain areas may present additional hazards to the engineering workforce. Sites may require 2-person working for personal safety reasons and are categorised into four groups as detailed below. HOD- 1 person during the day, 2 people at night. NGO- 2 people 24 hours a day. NN1- 1 person during the day, exclusion a...

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Driver Fatique

Articles: Driver fatigue is a serious problem resulting in many thousands of road accidents each year. Sleepiness reduces reaction time, alertness, concentration and decision making, all crucial driving skills. Research by fatigue management consultancy, AWAKE, has revealed that drowsiness is the single greatest cause of accidents on our roads. Young male drivers, ...

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Drilling on Ladders

Articles: BT now says that the Hammer Light 24-Volt cordless drill (item code No 141780) or Hammer Light Cordless 1 12-Volt (item code 008520), are the only drills to be used to install an eyebolt 2A. This is due to the fact drills without a SDS clutch facility could bite into the masonry and the torque or twisting of the drill could throw the person off the ladd...

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Diabetes

Articles: There are two forms of Diabetes: Diabetes Insipidus, which is the much less common version, and Diabetes Millitus, which is the more common form. Diabetes Millitus is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. Glucose comes from the digestion of starchy foods such as bread, rice, pot...

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Cleaning and Maintenance in BT Buildings

Articles: Monteray, who currently provide the cleaning & building maintenance services for BT have had their contract drastically reduced - by around 22%. This will impact significantly on a wide variety of tasks that Monteray undertake across the BT estate. One area of particular concern is the revised arrangements for cleaning which have been cut drasticall...

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DSE Rest Breaks

Articles: Display Screen Equipment (DSE) formerly known as Visual Display Units or Terminals (VDUs/VDTs), have become an increasing part of work & home life over the past few decades. Legislation was introduced in the UK which covers the use of this equipment whilst at work, called the "Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992". Guidance ...

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Course Program

Articles: These courses are run at Alvescot Lodge in Oxfordshire for activists, Reps and Branch Officers. This si the programme for the remainder of this year. Any activist or rep interested should contact the officer that deals with education, Tim O'Reilly, via the branch office or e-mail him on toreilly@cwucapital.org     JUNE      ...

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Gas Kit 2000 - Leaking regulators

Articles: There have been at least 6 reported incidents of lightweight regulators leaking through the On-Off valve in recent weeks, one of which resulted in minor burns to an engineer. The Gas Equipment Testing Station (GETS) at Croydon has investigated the faulty items of equipment & identified the problem & precautions to be taken to ensure the lightweig...

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Gas Detection

Articles: Gas Detection Units (GDUs) are provided to protect you from the effects of explosive or asphyxiating gas when working in or near the underground external network. These gases can seep into the network at any time and often have no distinct smell. Tests for gas must be made whenever entrance/access covers are opened in any underground plant for whatever p...

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Fuses 28 containing white asbestos in Telephone Exchange's

Articles: Although many people think that all fuses 28 containing white asbestos (chrysotile) were removed from the BT estate many years ago this is clearly not the case. If it is noticed that fuses 28 are present on the MDF blocks it should be reported to management and the union safety representative and if the removal of fuses is necessary then the following pr...

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Health & Safety Week 2009

Articles: European Health and Safety Week takes place in October each year and is designed to raise awareness of health and safety. This year, as last year the main theme will be risk assessment and will take place between 19 - 25 October 2009. The European Agency for Safety and Health describes the week as: “Aimed at people in organisations, companies and ...

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Environment in BT Buildings

Articles:   Lighting, noise, temperature and humidity are factors that contribute to a safe and healthy working environment. Your comfort can be reduced if one or more of these are not right and this can lead to ill health and a lower standard of safety. BT must provide a reasonable temperature in all buildings. What is reasonable will vary between individuals an...

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POWER FAULT REPORTING - Lighting

Articles: At the present time, there is a shortage of people carrying out the task and replacement of fluorescent tubes and bulbs in the operational areas of the BT estate. If you find that the lighting provided has gone faulty, you need to contact either:Telereal Helpdesk on 0800223388 for office and communal areas orNetwork Power for operational areas. They wil...

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CONGRATULATIONS ALLAN

Articles: Allan Eldred was elected unopposed to the vacant position as Assistant Secretary on the Telecoms side of the CWU during the elections in June. This means that he will no longer be an officer of this branch and will be employed by the Union on a full time basis.   Allan has been an officer of this branch for 20 years since we merged in 1993. Prior to tha...

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BT PAY 2013

Articles: After weeks of negotiation our pay team have finally had BT's full and final offer. That offer is based on the following:   A CONSOLIDATED PAY RISE OF 2.8% THAT FLOWS THROUGH TO ALL PAY RELATED ALLOWANCES BACKDATED TO 1ST APRIL 2013. A FURTHER £200 UNCONSOLIDATED ONE OFF PAYMENT TO BE MADE IN JUNE THAT RELATES TO COMPANY PERFORMANCE. THIS WI...

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O2 Retail Transformation - franchise of 82 stores

Articles: The CWU has been informed that Telefónica O2 UK Ltd intend to franchise out 82 stores from its existing 450 store estate in order to transfer the risk and cost associated as part of a cost cutting exercise.    The CWU has expressed our dismay at this announcement and despite asking for a delay in order that meaningful consultation can take p...

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ATTWOOD SOLICITORS

Articles: Throughout the course of this week their have been numerous enquiries in relation to  unsolicited emails from a firm called Attwood Solicitors.  They have been advertising their services to CWU members claiming to be specialists in the field of personal injury and also having a national reputation for dealing with noise induced hearing loss claims....

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BRANCH POLITICAL POLICY - ELECTIONS

Articles: At the last Branch meeting, we made some important decisions on how we were going to use out political funds for the Local Council Elections this year and the General Election next year.   The following motion was put to the Branch meeting by the Political Officer, Gerry Ryan and was formally seconded and agreed at the meeting. This now becomes branch p...

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Branch Officer & Rep nominations open

Articles: Branch Officer and Rep nominations are now formally open in accordance with Branch rules.   With the AGM taking place on 11th March 2015 we would ask for any nominations to be...

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Digital Communications Review outcome

Articles: The outcome of the Ofcom Digital Communications review was announced on 10th March 2017. Agreement has been reached between BT and Ofcom that 32,00 of our represented grades will be transferred from BT PLC into Openreach Limiited, which will be a distinct legal seperation and set up as a subsidiary of BT Group. Our members terms and conditions will be u...

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Union Structure review to take place

Articles: The CWU will be taking a good look at it structure over the coming year.   The main problem we are suffering is we are a union that is structured for dealing with a membership of 300,000 people. That is currently running at only two thirds of that figure, despite the Telecoms constituency slightly growing in membership over the past couple of years. Th...

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Collecting your BT Pension whilst continuing to work

Articles: In February BT suspended the ability of employees that are in the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) to activate their pension early while continuing to work for BT. This option is known as flexible retirement. The initial intention was to suspend this option for a short period, while the issue was discussed between BT, CWU and Prospect. In practice, those talks turne...

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Executive Election Charity donation

Articles: The branch will make a donation to one of three charities, the sum of money being determined by our percentage branch turnout in the election ballot.   All you will have to do is let us know you have voted and which charity you would like the donation to go to.   However, if you have a particular charity you support and would like to influence a do...

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BT Passport System

Articles: A BT Passport is a simple word document which can be completed by any BT employee who feels their circumstances could have an impact on their ability to work either currently or at some point in the future. Completing a BT passport is voluntary on the part of the individual and there is no record of who has or has not completed a passport. The passport can b...

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Retired Members

Articles: Becoming a Retired Member is easy and beneficial, and all for a fraction of the cost.   If you are a current member of the CWU and you are entering retirement, then you can continue in membership and receive most of the benefits you received whilst in full membership.   For more details contact the branch office via the website or e-mail, or indeed...

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Free Learning Centre courses

Articles: The branch are pleased to be able to advise you that Lewisham College have once again agreed to be our Learning Provider and consequently we are able to offer members access to Free IT courses at Level 1 & Level 2 these include MS Word, Access, Excel, Power Point and Digital Photography courses at our learning centre at Baynard House.  If you&...

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WHO Report on Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields

Articles: The number of mobile phone subscriptions is now estimated globally at 5 billion and since the introduction of mobile phones over twenty years ago there have been a number of reports regarding the fear of ill-health caused by radiation and radio-waves emitted by mobile phones. A recent press release by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International...

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O2 Pension Review - Transfer Principles

Articles: As you are aware discussions have been ongoing with O2 in an attempt to make a collective agreement on Transfer of Principles which will provide protection for those individuals that are subject to forthcoming TUPE’s, in particular off protection for future pension provision. Whilst those discussions have been ongoing there are members that have contac...

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Hot Working indoors

Articles: It is not uncommon at the height of summer for offices and other workplaces to record temperatures of 37ºc (95ºf) or more. This not only makes work tiring for employees - it is also a potential cause of accidents. We all know what happens when the temperature begins to rise at work. People perspire without moving; stress levels rise; concentration ...

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What's happening with our agreement on London Weighting

Articles: You may recall that an agreement was reached in 2006, after protracted negotiations lasting two years, for a lasting solution and an annual uplift of London Weighting linked to the equivalent of 75% of the pay award for each particular year. Whilst this was proposed by the company as a lasting solution to London Weighting,  this fell short of the policy...

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WORKING IN THE HOURS OF DARKNESS (WITHOD)

Articles: It is acknowledged that working in the hours of darkness or other low ambient light conditions presents potential risks beyond those encountered in normal daylight hours. The safety of all the people involved, including anybody else who might be affected by the work, must be the primary priority when completing the mandatory on-site risk assessment of the ta...

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BT Pension Scheme - Crown Guarantee

Articles: On Friday, 16 December 2011 the High Court gave judgment in a pensions case brought by the Trustee of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) against the UK Government. The claim relates to the scope and extent of a guarantee (known as the Crown Guarantee) given by the UK Government on the privatisation of British Telecommunications ("BT") in 1984 and would only come i...

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SNOW AND ICE

Articles: We are entering the time of year when snow and ice are predictable. Please ensure that arrangements are in place to make external operational areas safe by having salt available for use in yards, traffic and pedestrian routes. Check to make sure that the local supplies of salt are adequate and request more if these stocks become depleted by contacting BT Pro...

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WINTER IS COMING - DRIVE SAFELY

Articles: The end of British Summer Time heralds the beginning of the most dangerous time of year on our roads. There is no doubt that bad weather and longer nights pose a danger – with about fifty percent of all reported road traffic accidents at night occurring in wet conditions; even though in the UK it is wet on average only 10% of the nights. Between 3-6pm ...

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KEEP YOUR CABLE TRAILER SAFE

Articles:   Following a recent incident, where a cable drum became detached from the trailer whilst in transit, Openreach and the CWU felt the need to remind all drivers of their responsibilities.  It is the Driver’s and their Manager’s responsibility to ensure that their vehicle and trailer combination is Safe, Legal and Roadworthy and the load ...

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Casual & Special Leave for Medical Appointments in BT

Articles: Over the past few weeks BT’s casual leave and special leave processes has come back under the spotlight, with some members not being granted special leave for hospital appointments in favour of casual leave.    The process has just been reiterated in LTB 546/11 and is outlined as follows on BT’s intranet:Can someone have time off f...

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Lifter No 4

Articles: The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 state that where possible the need to use manual handling techniques to maneuvre heavy plant and equipment must be avoided. Where it is not possible to avoid the practice, suitable mechanical aids must be used. In addition a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the work must be undertaken. T...

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Accident or Incident Investigation

Articles: The following briefing was agreed between the BT management & Union Safety Representatives at the last SSA Joint Health & Safety Consultative Committee meeting in December 2003, but equally should apply as best practice anywhere within BT. BT and the employee representative organisations (Unions) intend to work as partners in promoting the hi...

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CETAM Tagging

Articles: CETAM lines are used in the tagging of convicted criminal so that they can be sent home under curfew orders. Whilst the majority of these people may be of little or no risk to anyone and deserve the chance to rehabilitate and return to society, others may still pose a threat – the problem is how do you know? Some of our members have been given CETA...

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Asbestos Risk Management in Non-Domestic Premises

Articles: The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 (CAWR), which came fully into force on May 21st 2004 following an 18 month lead-in period, is legislation that tackles the biggest occupational health killer in the UK - asbestos-related disease. Of the 3,500 people currently dying each year from such diseases, 25% have once worked in the building and maint...

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Accident Reporting

Articles: All accidents or incidents, including verbal or physical abuse and dangerous occurrences at work should be reported to your employer. This is a requirement of the Reporting of Incidents Diseases & Dangerous Occurrence Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. They also cover health problems caused or made worse by work. It also gives a record of the accident or inc...

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Care at Christmas

Articles: When putting up your Christmas decorations give a thought to what you are standing on and pressing the pins into! Use steps or ladders rather than standing on tables or chairs, particularly those with castors. When erecting your decorations make sure you are not sticking the pins into any materials, which might cause harm, not only to yourself, b...

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Bullying at Work

Articles: BT's definition of harassment is: Conduct and behaviour which the receiver perceives to be offensive, hostile, unwanted and unreasonable, which is unacceptable by normal standards of business behaviour and is causing disadvantage to the receiver. There is not a single definition because harassment and bullying take many forms, occur on a variety of grou...

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Cancer and You

Articles: The new Work Fit campaign, Cancer and You was launched on the16 October 2007. The new campaign - a joint venture between BT, the CWU and Connect, aims to promote awareness of the different aspects of the most common cancers and has been developed with the support of cancer information charity Cancerbackup. Each year 250 BT people are newly diagnosed wi...

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Doherty, Steve

Branch Reps: Steve is one of our lead officers dealing with our many member cases. He is also our lead on the BT Business and BT Consumer area of business...

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Becket, Sylvia

Branch Reps: Sylvia is one of our part time Officers, but takes on two extremely important functions for the branch....

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Gilkes, Tony

Branch Reps: Tony leads on Openreach matters for the branch and also producing much of the literature sent out to our members. He also looks after the website. He is also part of the BT Global Services National Team as a lay delegate....

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Mick Wright

Branch Reps: Mick was a former officer of the branch and in his retirement has remained active by becoming the Secretary of a active Retired section....

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Darbyshire, Nick

Branch Reps: Nick is a former Branch Secretary, but is now a part of the Union's National Executive Committee. He still however holds an officer post within the branch....

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Hankey, Kate

Branch Reps: As well as her duties a the Chair of the branch, Kate was elected to the BT Business National Team as a lay delegate. She has also just become our Political Officer....

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McCracken, Rob

Branch Reps: As well as being the Fin. Sec, in the short term he is covering the Youth Officer role until we can get a replacement, and also does Membership and Recruitment. Rob is also an active USR....

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Chris Gadeke

Branch Reps: Chris is our new Youth Officer and is also a member of the CWU National Youth Committee. He was elected to that role late last year. It is important that we engage with our young members and Chris has taken this role on board to attempt to make that engagement and encourage their activity for the future of this branch and this union....

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Woodman, Garry

Branch Reps: As well as his secretarial role, Garry was elected to the BT Openreach National Team as a lay delegate as well as holding a position on the BT European Co-ordinating Committee....

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Jason Reynolds

Branch Reps: Jason takes on much of he work to do with BT TSO. He is also an active USR. This year he has taken on the role as the LGBT Officer....

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Mackenzie,Anne

Branch Reps: Anne is another of our officers that deal with member cases. She also focuses on the service management and DCoE areas of BT Openreach....

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Rossana Hawkins

Branch Reps: Rossana does a lot of our member casework and is the focal point when it comes to allocating cases to other branch officers. She has also taken on the role of Education Officer for the Branch....

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Duffus, John

Branch Reps: John was elected as the Vice-Chair of the branch at the AGM. He is also the branch co-ordinator for Health & Safety, leading the team of Union Safety Representatives in the branch area. He spends a great deal of his time out of the office making sure that the buildings are safe for our members....

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Meeting: 09/03/2016 at Doggetts Coat and Badge

Meetings: The Branch AGM will take place as follows:   WEDNESDAY 9TH MARCH 2016 at 6.00pm in THE DOGGETTS ROOM (upstairs) DOGGETTS COAT AND BADGE   1 BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE, LONSON SE1 9UD   ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED  -  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE MEETING   Closest Stations:   BLACKFRIARS (UNDERGROUND AND MAIN LINE) &nbs...

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Meeting: 18/04/2017 at The Hoop and Grapes

Meetings:   our next branch meeting is on: Tuesday 18th April 2017       future meetings are as follows:   TUESDAY 23rd MAY 2017 TUESDAY 27TH JUNE 2017 TUESDAY 25TH JULY 2017   Please note, all these meetings are planned to take place at the hoop and Grapes in Farringdon Street.     SPECIAL ITEMS:     &...

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National Officer and Executive Elections

News: The results of the National Officer and Executive Elections were announced at the end of last week. Here are the results. Further breakown of the results can be found on the head office website in LTB 265/15.     GENERAL SECRETARY: Dave Ward                  20.353...

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London Mayoral Election - vote SADIQ KHAN

News: In just over 2 weeks Londoners will be asked to vote for the next Mayor of London.   Many of our members who live in Greater London will have the right to vote on who that Mayor will be, and the Branch would recommend and ask you to vote for Sadiq Khan, the official Labour Party candidate.   Sadiq was born, bred and lives in London, so there is nob...

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2016 BRANCH MEETING DATES

News: The dates for this years Branch meetings are as follows:       Tuesday 26th January 2016 Tuesday 23rd February 2016 Tuesday 19th April 2016 Tuesday 24th May 2016 Tuesday 28th June 2016 Tuesday 26th July 2016 Tuesday 27th September 2016 Tuesday 25th October 2016 Tuesday 29th November 2016   All meetings start at 6.00pm   The AGM ...

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T&FS Assistant Secretary Election Result

News: The result of the election for a new Assistant Secretary within the T&FS constituency was announce at the end of last week.       We are pleased to announce that Brendan O'Brien, who was the Branch recommendation, was elected to the role.   Although the turnout was low, the difference between the two candidates was significant in...

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BRANCH OFFICER NOMINATIONS

News: Branch Officer nominations were closed at noon today. There have been nominations for all officer posts and a list will be produced as part of the election process at the AGM ON 19th March 2014....

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NATIONAL EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS

News: The National Executive Elections will commence on Thursday 16th March 2017, with Ballot paper being distributed to all full time members of the Union within the Telecoms and Financial Services Constituency.     The Branch made our nominations back in February after agreement at the January branch meeting. The branch officers would ask all our ...

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BRANCH OFFICER AND REP NOMINATIONS

News: As you wll know, the branch AGM will take place in early March 2017. At that point will will need to elect the Branch Officers, staff Reps, Health & Safety Reps and Union Learning Reps (ULR's) for the coming year. We now call for nominations for all the positions listed above. Any nominations should be made in writing to the branch Chair and carry the na...

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BT PENSIONS

News: Change to the Pension scheme in 2009: In 2008 the CWU entered into negotiations with BT around a move away from a final salary pension scheme. The Company had argued for many years that the numbers feeding off the pension scheme was outweighing the funds going in, mainly due to the decreasing workforce. This was making the pension scheme unviable unless chan...

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BT PAY

News: Over past weeks the CWU have opened negotations with BT on a Pay increase. Three bulletins have now been circulated to our members in BT outlining the latest position, the summary of that is as follows: The CWU's lead negotiators have sought: a 3% increase in all pay and allowances accompanied by a £500 flat rate consolidated increase.   The Compa...

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BT PENSION SCHEME VALUATION

News: BT has today published details of an agreement with the Trustee on the approach to the 2011 triennial funding valuation.   The key points are as follows:   The valuation has provisionally valued the assets at £36.7bn and the liabilities at £40.8bn.   The funding deficit as at 30 June 2011 has been provisionally agreed at £...

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Homeworking Policy

News: LTB 147/11 outlines negotiations that have taken place over changes to the homeworking policy and can be viewed on the HQ website.     The headlines from that LTB are as follows:     From management’s starting position the CWU were able to sustain the London Weighting allowance for existing home-workers. However for anyone...

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BT London Weighting - The campaign starts now

News: It's been 2 years since our last rise in London  Weighting. Despite initial representations to BT, they seem to either fail or won't recognsise that the cost of living and working in London has continued to climb. The last time we negotiated the London Weighting allowance, the CWU thought we had resolved the increases for the future. You will recall tha...

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National Pensioners convention - Lobby of Parliament

News: The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) will be holding its Annual Rally and Lobby of Parliament on the 31st Oct 2012. The theme to this year’s event is Hands off the Bus Pass, Defend Universal Benefits.   The arrangements for the day are as follows:   Assemble at 11.30am – Old Palace Yard (Opposite the House of Lords) by the George V ...

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BT PENSIONS PROPOSALS

News: By now you would have received Proposals from BT to change both our Pension Schemes (BTPS and BTRSS). You would have also received a leaflet from the CWU explaning to you that those changes are unacceptable and should be rejected. We are now in the 60 day consultation process that the Company has to do under the laew if they propose changes to a scheme, and ...

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NATIONAL ELECTIONS RESULTS

News: Diring June and July our members turned out again in high numbers to elect a new executive team for a 2 year period. Once again the members of this branch had a great influence on who was elected and once again all of our recommendations to you were elected. The branch officers would like to thank you for taking the time to vote and ensuring the people we be...

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MAKE OUR CONTACT WITH YOU BETTER

News: During recents campaigns, such as pay, it has become obvious to the branch that being able to make contact with you by text or e-mail has made it easier for us to draw your attention to important information. Now we have the new branch website up and running we would like to be able to do that even more. On numerous occasions now, it's vital that we are able...

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Unionlearn's fifth annual conference

News: unionlearn’s fifth annual conference. The event will be held at Congress House in London on Monday 27th June and is entitled “Making Learning Click”.   As usual we will have a range of high profile speakers including Martha Lane Fox, the UK’s digital champion. We will also be hearing more from our new maths champion, Nathan Cl...

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Annual Conference 2011

News: The first day of annual conference this year was the most significant within the Telecoms industry for 25 years. At  a special rules revision session changes were made to move ourselves to a single Telecoms constituency to stand alongside the Postal constituency. This meant moving away from soerate Clerical, Engineering and Operator & Ancill...

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NEC ELECTIONS 2011 - A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEMBERS!

News: The Executive Election ballot doesn't close until first post on Monday 15th August 11, so if you haven't voted yet you still have time.   YOUR BALLOT PAPER WILL BE IN THE PACK WITH THE JULY EDITION OF "THE VOICE" MAGAZINE. The pack will be clearly marked that the ballot papers are included. We believe that the recommendations the branch a...

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BRANCH SURVEYS WILL APPEAR HERE

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News

Content: Keep up to date with all the latests goings on with the all that is relevent to you....

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Our Branch Reps

Content: Meet the people who make a difference on your behalf day in day out. ...

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Contacts

Content: Branch Office: Room 1011Baynard Hse135 Queen Victoria StLondonEC4V 4AA Tel: 020 7236 5159  ...

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Education and Learning

Content: Education and learning is an extremely important part of the CWU make up atboth Branch and national level. Through our national course programme and our local Union Learning programme, we try to make a varied array of courses available to the members.   Articles Union Course Course Programme     There is a magazine produced by the Education de...

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