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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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  • Latest news on Furlough follow this link LTB 110/20 – BT Personnel – Coronavirus (COVID-19) No.  110/2020 Ref: DJ/ML Date: 6 March 2020     TO ALL BRANCHES WITH BT MEMBERS Dear Colleague BT PERSONNEL – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Further to LTB 105/2020, the Union’s BT Personnel Team have been in consultation with the company on
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  • LTB 105/20 – BT Personnel – Coronavirus (COVID-9) No. 105/2020 Ref: DJ/ML Date: 5 March 2020   TO ALL BRANCHES WITH BT MEMBERS   Dear Colleague BT PERSONNEL – Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Union has been in discussions with BT during the past week on the Coronavirus outbreak. The general advice from Public Health England is
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  • LTB 446/20 Word Suicide Prevention Day 2020 – 10 September 2020 No. 446/2020 9 September 2020 Our Ref:  P26/20 To:  All Branches Dear Colleagues, Word Suicide Prevention Day 2020 – 10 September 2020 Join in on World Suicide Prevention Day: World Suicide Prevention Day, which first started in 2003, is annually held on September 10
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  • BT members, prepare to ballot – now is the time to fight Telecoms & Financial Services, BT July 15 2020 Wednesday 15th July 2020 Thousands hear CWU deputy general secretary T&FS Andy Kerr’s call to arms as he launches our ‘Count Me In’ campaign… “We’re gearing up for an industrial action ballot. Now is the time
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  • Use The Hub of Hope Website or App to Find Local Mental Health Support The Hub of Hope is the world’s first of its kind mental health database bringing grassroots and national mental health services together in one place for the first time ever. Using the location of web browser or mobile devices, the cloud-based
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  • CWU anger at ‘provocative’ BT move to attack redundancy terms Telecoms & Financial Services, BT May 29 2020 The CWU has expressed its shock and dismay at BT’s unilateral move to ‘review’ redundancy and paid leaver terms by serving notice on the 2018 Pension Agreement. That hard-negotiated deal – which led to the establishment of
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