A big ‘thank you’ to our reps helping vulnerable members return to work

A big ‘thank you’ to our reps helping vulnerable members return to work Postal, Post Office (PO) July 3 2020 Following government announcements last month on vulnerable workers’ policy, the CWU and Post Office have been working together to ensure that our members in these categories are fully supported as they return to their duties, […]

Posted: 3rd July 2020

CWU T&FS Bulletin – Santander: Returning to work

CWU T&FS Bulletin – Santander: Returning to work 3rd July 2020 TO ALL SANTANDER MEMBERS Dear Colleague We want to update all CWU members on the outcome of meetings that have taken place with the Industrial Relations Team and Senior Leaders in key business areas in Santander UK on vulnerable/shielded colleagues, and colleagues impacted by […]

Posted: 3rd July 2020

Unionline – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Treasury Direction published covering flexible furlough

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Treasury Direction published covering flexible furlough The latest direction modifies the effect of the previous Directions issued on 15 April and 20 May 2020.  HMRC’s extensive guidance has already been published outlining the mechanics of flexible furlough, as summarised in our previous Legal Update. The latest Treasury Direction is split into […]

Posted: 3rd July 2020

Unionline – Flexible furlough HMRC guidance published – 12 June

From 1 July 2020 employers will have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back into the workplace on a part-time basis and from 1 August 2020 employers will be expected to contribute towards the CJRS on an incremental basis until the scheme closes on 31 October 2020. Some key points to note from the new […]

Posted: 16th June 2020

POST OFFICE: CROWN OFFICE RETURN TO NORMAL OPENING HOURS

POST OFFICE: CROWN OFFICE RETURN TO NORMAL OPENING HOURS Rather than simply let the Post Office announce the move back to traditional opening hours, it was felt we should take joint responsibility and provide the necessary leadership. Consequently, we engaged with the Post Office as result we have been able to significantly influence the outcome. […]

Posted: 16th June 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Supporting Members Returning to Work (Royal Mail Group)

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Supporting Members Returning to Work. Over the last couple of weeks the union have been engaging with Royal Mail to ensure any members returning to work from absence due to Coronavirus COVID-19 are given maximum support and any concerns are dealt with prior to returning to work including ensuring you understand what […]

Posted: 12th June 2020

Safety Alert – 5G Protesters

Reports have been received that ‘anti-5G’ protesters have been sticking posters on various street furniture including telephone infrastructure, electricity cabinets and lamp posts. Some of these posters have blades or other ‘sharps’ placed behind them, in a deliberate attempt to injure anyone who attempts to remove them. The following poster is one example of those […]

Posted: 10th June 2020

CWU Members in Contact Centers – Unseen and Unsung Key Workers

Hi, Peter Pascall here. For those who don’t know me, I’m the recently elected North West BAME Lead. I’m just writing this little piece to give some praise to the key work being carried out by CWU members where I work at BT Lancaster House, Liverpool. All these members are key workers and are unseen […]

Posted: 2nd June 2020

Postmen and postwomen – collecting Britain’s test kits

As Covid-19 testing is ramped up by the NHS, our frontline Royal Mail members are stepping up collections of home testing kits, with the activity now ranging across most regions of Britain on every day of the week. After successfully piloting the campaign in Truro, Cornwall, test collections were rolled out to 162 delivery offices […]

Posted: 2nd June 2020

Detailed plan agreed for O2 store re-opening

Detailed plan agreed for O2 store re-opening Comprehensive arrangements to safeguard the welfare of both staff and customers have been agreed with Telefonica in advance of the reopening of the company’s O2 stores. Read more below: www.cwu.org/news/detailed-plan-agreed-for-o2-store-re-opening/

Posted: 2nd June 2020