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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

  • 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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  • Election Letter for Members from the CWU

  • Flamingo land poster

  • Entry to Lightwater Valley Theme Park for just £17.00 per person (usually £30.00 per person if paying on the day/ £20.00 per person if booking in advance online) Valid for the whole of the 2017 season Discounted rate available for CWU member and up to 5 accompanying guests. To Book click on more Info and
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  • BTFS pay deal heralds further key talks Members at BTFS have voted by nearly four to one to accept a CWU-negotiated pay deal that paves the way for further negotiations on a raft of issues the union has long been seeking to address. The complex agreement, which covers around 1,700 employees working at the in-house
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  • Dismay and determination as BT pensions review formally announced A stark warning has been issued to BT that the CWU is resolute in its determination to defend members’ pensions in the wake of the company’s unwelcome but widely anticipated decision to trigger a review of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS). Tens of thousands of BTPS
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  • Today the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the government’s sky-high tribunal fees are unlawful, accepting UNISON’s argument that the fees are restricting working people’s access to justice. What’s more, the government will have to refund any fees paid since 2013 — at a cost of about £27m. It’s a massive win for working people, and
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  • 04 July 2017 LTB 383/17 Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) No. 383/2017 4 July 2017 Our Ref:  P26/17 Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) To:  All Branches Dear Colleagues, Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK. The Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a charitable, campaigning organisation that
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