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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.

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  • CWU ‘time bandits’ highlight Our Hours robbery in surprise sting on Wales Telecoms & Financial Services October 14 2019The CWU’s high profile Our Hours campaign against the unfair treatment of an ever-growing percentage of Openreach engineers who are forced to work for up to two hours a day for free is entering a slightly surreal new phase this
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  • Devil’s in the detail of Our Hours robbery! Telecoms & Financial Services July 18 2019Mounting evidence of the extent to which an ever-growing percentage of Openreach field service engineers are being forced to give hours of their time for free every week has prompted the union to issue urgent advice on ways to minimise the loss. Frustration at
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  • LTB 032/20 – “Blue Monday” – Samaritans “Brew Monday” National Rail Suicide Campaign Launched Today: No. 032/2020 20 January 2020 Our Ref: P26/20 To: All Branches   Dear Colleagues, “Blue Monday” – Samaritans “Brew Monday” National Rail Suicide Campaign Launched Today: More than 150 events are being held at railway stations across the UK today
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  • STREAM Stress Assessment and Management Users’ guide Welcome to BT STREAM. This information is provided to guide BT people through the STREAM stress self assessment process.  It is important that you take a few moments to read these instructions, so that you understand how STREAM can help you and what we are aiming to achieve.
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  • BT’s Employee Assistance Programme   Introduction Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP’s) have been shown to have very real benefits for Client Organisations and individuals alike. The Client Organisation is able to support the well being of the individual in a practical way, which lessens the negative impact of the problem and the knock on effects this
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  • No Images? Click here LTB 643/2019 – BT PENSION SCHEME – Reminder Pensions Review – Opportunity to Transfer Special Additional Contributions (SACs) Arrangements into the BTPS Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) Fund No. 643/2019 Ref: DJ/ML Date: 5 November 2019 TO ALL BRANCHES WITH MEMBERS IN BT    Dear Colleague BT PENSION SCHEME – Reminder Pensions
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