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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

  • 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 on the 6th March 2018 the following people where elected. The term will be 2 years all positions are listed below. Positions are as follows. Chair – Trevor Davison Elected Vice Chair – John Blevins Elected Secretary – Peter Sharrocks Elected Treasurer – Dave Mitchell Elected Equality Officer – Jean Sharrocks
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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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  • The Communications Workers Union YOUR UNION LTB 155/18 – TFSE BTPFS Conference Motions 19 and 21 No. 155/2018 15 March 2018 TO ALL BT BRANCHES WITH MANPOWER MEMBERS Dear Colleague TFSE BTPFS Conference Motions 19 and 21 BTPFS – Helpdesk Motion 19 A number of LTBs have now been issued regarding the representation that has
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  • Happy International Women's day from the Women's advisory committee at the TUC women's conference #TheCWU #IWD2018 pic.twitter.com/JnQpX0b4EI — The CWU (@CWUnews) March 8, 2018

  • LTB 114/18 – 2018 National Young Workers’ Education Event, 12 – 14 October, Peterborough No: 114/18 26th February 2018 TO:     ALL BRANCHES                   Dear Colleague 2018 National Young Workers’ Education Event, 12 – 14 October, Peterborough This is to inform branches that this year’s National Young Workers’ Education Event has been confirmed to take place over the
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  • LTB 121/18 – BT Personnel – Adjusted Job Search No. 121/2018 Ref: DJ/ML Date: 27 February 2018 TO ALL BRANCHES WITH MEMBERS IN BT   Dear Colleague BT Personnel – Adjusted Job Search Further to LTB 528/2016, the Union’s Personnel Team has continued to pursue improvements to the Adjusted Job Search process for some time
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