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Nominations for Branch Officer roles

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Dave Mitchell Retires after 50 Years with Openreach.

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100 Years ago today women won the right to vote.

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

  • TO ALL BRANCHES WITH MEMBERS IN BT   Dear Colleague Childcare Vouchers – Changes in 2018 The Government has changed the way childcare vouchers will be applied from 1st April 2018. Further information can be found on how the scheme works at: https://www.gov.uk/expenses-and-benefits-childcare However, if people wish to join the existing scheme they will need to
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  • Dave Mitchell branch secretary of the North East Branch has retired from Openreach after 50 years. Dave was a very active member of the CWU both Locally and Nationally, as you can see from his history below. Dave who retired from Openreach on the 31st December 2017, has not given up work completely  he will
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  • Presents For Refuge Kids From North East Women’s Committee Report

  • Verdict unclear on BT’s new PM approach Telecoms & Financial Services, BTDecember 5 2017 The question as to whether or not BT’s new approach to performance has succeeded in slaying or at least reining in the company’s notoriously resilient performance management demons remains unanswered – despite CWU hopes that the jointly agreed rollout of a
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  • At the Branch AGM in 8th February 2018 it will be election time again. The term will be 2 years all positions are listed below. Positions with current nominations are as follows. Chair – Trevor Davison Vice Chair – John Blevins Secretary – Peter Sharrocks Treasurer – Dave Mitchell Equality Officer – Jean Sharrocks Women’s
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  • North East Branch, report on a week at Bournemouth’s International Convention Centre, the venue for this year’s CWU Annual Conference 2017: After along week away it is good to get back home to our city region and back into the swing of our daily workloads. Our delegates Trevor Davison, Peter Sharrocks, Jean Sharrocks, Barrie Jenkins,
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  •   No: 078/18     9th February 2018     TO:    ALL BRANCHES                       Dear Colleague   NEW CWU MEMBERS’ BENEFITS PACKAGE   We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new improved benefits package for all CWU members and staff.  Discounts and offers are available in areas such as retail, restaurants, holidays,
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  • Dear Member, IMPORTANT NOTICE: You are entitled to £5,000 of FREE Accidental Death Cover I am pleased to let you know that as a CWU member you are entitled to obtain FREE £5,000 of cover for accidental death (please see overleaf for more details). Cover is for UK residents aged 18-64 and lasts for 12
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  • LTB 052/18 – Time to Talk Day 2018 – Thursday 1 February – “Time To Change” Campaigning To End Mental Health Discrimination and To Change The Way We Act and Think About Mental Health No. 052/2018 29 January 2018 Our Ref: P26/18 To: All Branches   Time to Talk Day 2018 – Thursday 1 February
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