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BREAKING NEWS

Service Operating Model: 300 Offline Roles Cut and Promotion Chances Reduced

Click to download the document Once more, jobs are under attack in BT Consumer Division. CWU Head Office are sending copies to home email addresses, where they have them. The Lancs & Cumbria Branch are distributing as widely as possible. Help us to keep you informed by contacting the Branch Office with your contact details. We have Facebook, email, Twitter, WhatsApp and of course, this website. Download a copy from HERE
 
 

Consumer: Bonus in Service

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Following consultation with the CWU, Consumer Service is rolling out new bonus arrangements. The Union has pushed to ensure that the bonus is simpler than previously and that members will be able to achieve on target bonus. Download a copy from HERE
Also, here is a copy of the email.
Help us to keep you informed by contacting the Branch Office with your contact details. We have Facebook, email, Twitter, WhatsApp and of course, this website.
 

Service Operating Model: 300 Offline Roles Cut and Promotion Chances Reduced

Click to download the document
Once more, jobs are under attack in BT Consumer Division. CWU Head Office are sending copies to home email addresses, where they have them. The Lancs & Cumbria Branch are distributing as widely as possible. Help us to keep you informed by contacting the Branch Office with your contact details. We have Facebook, email, Twitter, WhatsApp and of course, this website.
Download a copy from HERE
 

Domestic Abuse

BT and CWU have been in discussion over the past year about Domestic Abuse and how it affects members, their families and BT. At this time of many families having closer contact with each other, the levels are increasing.
If you suspect someone is suffering abuse, read the document before you approach them. You could make their situation worse!
Read the Bulletin (download from HERE) and keep safe.
 

CWU fury as ‘morally bankrupt’ BT claims its first ever compulsory redundancy scalp

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Redundancy within BT has always been a voluntary decision. Unfortunately, times are changing. The first COMPULSORY redundancy has been announced! Management always push, and the CWU pushes back. Reasonable changes are introduced by negotiation. There is a long story about cuts in the workforce, and it ends with "Then there was just me. Who will fight for me?". Don't let management wield their wedge. Read the Bulletin (download from HERE) and keep safe.
 

BT PENSION REVIEW AGREEMENT 2018 – TEAM MEMBER REDUNDANCY TERMS UNDER ATTACK

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When is an agreement not an agreemen? It would appear that the answer is that BT Management thinks it is just advice. Perhaps along the lines of trips to Durham? Read the Bulletin (download from HERE) and keep safe.
 

Reporting of abuse stemming from 5G/COVID-19 conspiracy theory

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Abuse is not acceptable. The idiots that claim the new 5G masts are linked to Covid19 are abusing engineers. They will not stop if they can get away with it. Report them and stop them abusing you and your colleagues. Read the Bulletin (download from HERE) and keep safe.
 

Openreach Annual Leave and COVID-19

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Good news about Annual Leave. The limits of when you can take it and the duration have been changed. Read the Bulletin (download from HERE) and keep your mental health under control. Remember, holidays are time away from your workplace.
 

Stay Safe App – Application Change and Upgrade

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Technology is good when it is used correctly. However, safeguards need to be in place to stop abuse. Read the Bulletin (download from HERE) and keep safe.
 

Covid-19 Q and A

Q and A
This is a Questions and Answers service from CWU Head Office. Please check regularly as it will be updated when new information is available.
 

Accident Reporting

There can be times when your employer fails to notify the CWU when members have an accident or a 'Near Miss'. If you are involved in a Safety Related incident, please contact the Branch Safety Co-ordinator immediately. The number is 07968 758072. Your action NOW could save somebody's life!
 

Our Hours

The latest information about Our Hours (PTT) in BT. Click/Tap the image below to see more.
Updated 23 December 2019
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Policy change for vehicle speed restrictions

This year a change was made to the company policy on vehicle speed restrictions which introduced a 60 mph speed limiter on our car derived vehicles. At that time, you told us your concerns about this specific change, and since then we've been working with BT Fleet, the other lines of business, BT Group and the CWU to review the policy.
A whole range of safety, environment, service and people factors, have been taken into account during the review and as a result we're going to introduce some changes. Our car derived vehicles - the Corsa's and Fiesta's - will be returned to the previous 70 mph limit.
We'll need to make adjustments to the vehicles and this will be done by BT Fleet. We're agreeing the timescales and a programme of work to do this, so as soon as we have more details we'll let you know how it's going to be managed.
The restriction on vehicles greater than 500kg (i.e. the Doblo transit type) will remain as they are restricted to 60mph by law to all but motorways already, although we'll be monitoring any issues via the commercial vehicle forum channel.
I wanted to tell you this news as soon as the decision was made, as I know it's a topic many of you feel strongly about. I have to admit, after driving a Corsa hire car during a site visit this year I experienced the speed challenge first-hand, and found it a particular issue when driving on the motorway, so I do understand your concerns.
It's important to note that we recognise that as a driver you will always have the scope and opportunity to be able to drive in a safe and fuel efficient way where possible, and by making this change we're giving that responsibility back to you.
I hope you agree that we've listened and acted on your feedback to make this change, it goes without saying that I expect everyone in EES to drive with care and attention at all times.
Please drive safely.

Mark BW
 

Women

Smalls For All

 

Wow! That was close.

If you've just had a Near Miss then get it reported. Next time, you may not be so lucky. Or a workmate may suffer just because of your inaction. Download a FLYER and hang it in your van or office.

 

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