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Welcome to the North East Branch of the Communication Workers Union

The Communication Workers Union is the biggest union for the communications industry in the UK with 199,443 members. Formed in January 1995 when the Union of Communication Workers joined forces with the National Communications Union, we represent members in postal, telecom, mobile, administrative and financial companies including Royal Mail Group, UK Mail and BT, Openreach, Telefonica O2, Virgin Media, EE and Santander, as well as outsourcing company Capita. Our members’ expertise includes engineering, computing, clerical, mechanical, driving, retail, financial, call centre and manual skills.

Latest News

  • CWU Universal Manifesto 26 July 2009 The CWU has launched a ‘universal manifesto’ for workers in the UK telecoms and information industry, setting out benchmarks for pay, conditions and future negotiations. The formulation and publication of the manifesto fulfils the terms of a motion that was carried at CWU conference in May 2006 where delegates
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  • All BT employees Do you know you can ask for your 1:1, or any meeting you have with your manager, to be recorded. Via the “meet me system” This is a function whereby your manager rings into a service which makes an audio recording of the meeting. You get a copy emailed to you and
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  • To: All Branches with BT members   Dear Colleague,   BT Smart Pensions: Inclusion from 1 February 2017   Most members of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) and BT Retirement Saving Scheme (BTRSS) who do not currently participate in Smart Pensions will be automatically enrolled into Smart by BT from 1stFebruary 2017.   Following agreement
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  • 13 December 2016 LTB 730/16 – BT Consumer: New Jobs and Agency Conversions No. 730/2016 13th December 2016 To: All Branches with BT members   Dear Colleague, BT Consumer: New Jobs and Agency Conversions After consultation with the CWU BT Consumer has confirmed that it intends to create another 500 direct labour jobs in BT
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  • 14 December 2016 LTB 732/16 – BT Consumer: Agency Conversions Phase 9 No. 732/2016 14th December 2016   Dear Colleagues, BT Consumer: Agency Conversions Phase 9 Following discussions with the CWU BT has today confirmed the details of the Phase 9 conversion process (see LTB 730/2016) and will be offering 180 Manpower staff in service
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  • CWU and Prospect Submission to Ofcom on BT Openreach, September 2016

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