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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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  • 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 the advice to employees regarding the Coronavirus
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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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  • A message from the General Secretary Union Matters March 26 2020 The current public health crisis engulfing the country goes much deeper than the spread of a virus. This current pandemic has eaten its way into every part of our daily lives: our jobs, our families and our communities. I know that it is hard
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  • LTB 150/20 – CWU LIVE LTB No: 150/20 24th March 2020   Dear Colleagues, CWU LIVE As part of our overall communications strategy we have today launched a new blog on the CWU website. CWU Live can be found via the link www.cwu.org/live In this blog we will draw together news and views from across
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  • New outrage enflames BT Enterprise compulsory redundancy drama Telecoms & Financial Services, BT March 13 2020   Hot on the heels of a remarkable explosion of workforce anger in Sevenoaks at BT Enterprise’s apparent determination become the first part of BT Group to make compulsory redundancies amongst team member grades, a new bushfire is taking
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  • BT Technology site location strategy ‘unacceptable’, warns CWU BT March 12 2020 The CWU has delivered an unequivocal thumbs down to major site rationalisation proposals unveiled by BT Technology this morning (Thursday) –  warning that hundreds of team member grade employees could potentially be left ‘stranded’ by the business’s aspiration to consolidate most of its
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