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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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  • 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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  • No Images? Click here LTB 644/19 – HSE Annual Health and Safety At Work Statistics for GB Report 2018/19 No. 644/2019 6 November 2019 Our Ref: EX5/19 To: All Branches Dear Colleagues, HSE Annual Health and Safety At Work Statistics for GB Report 2018/19 Further to LTB 418/19 dated 5 July 2019 (HSE Annual Workplace
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  • Travelling roadshow against Our Hours robbery set to go national Openreach October 24 2019A touring odyssey in which an intrepid bunch of CWU reps cross-crossed Wales & the Marches in pantomime burglar outfits to illustrate the ‘theft’ of members’ time by Openreach is poised take on a UK-wide dimension as the CWU steps up its high
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