Unionline – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update 2/6/20

Another announcement on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, but this is at least a big one and will be genuinely helpful for forward planning.  The changes concern how far employers will be required to contribute to the wage costs of staff who have been furloughed. Key changes are: “Flexible Furloughing”. From 1 July employers will […]

Posted: 2nd June 2020

CORONAVIRUS GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE MEASURES 01 JUNE 2020

CORONAVIRUS GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE MEASURES 01 JUNE 2020 For your information, please see update below from the CWU Research Dept on the government assistance measures document to reflect the recent guidance on holiday entitlement and pay,. CWU Research Dept 2020/06/ Government-Assistance-Measures-Work-Welfare-Housing-and-Childcare.

Posted: 1st June 2020

TUC – Pregnant women & new mothers, meeting the challenge of coronavirus

Pregnant women and new mothers, meeting the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic The level of discrimination at work against pregnant women and new mothers is well-documented. Coronavirus adds a raft of additional challenges. If a pregnant woman or new mother has a query about their rights or their work, their first action should be to […]

Posted: 29th May 2020

Coronavirus Controls In The Workplace: Joint Statement

To:  All Branches with Royal Mail Members Dear Colleagues, Coronavirus Controls In The Workplace: Joint Statement Below is a tripartite Joint Statement from Royal Mail, CWU and Unite/CMA reaffirming commitment to a collaborative approach to ensuring the safety, health and wellbeing of employees during the Coronavirus Pandemic. In particular, the Statement references 2m social distancing, […]

Posted: 27th May 2020

Rising to the COVID-19 challenge in Openreach

Important protections secured by the CWU on behalf of members in Openreach during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis were celebrated at the first ever national briefing of activists representing members in that company to have been conducted by video conference. Well over 50 branch activists from all four corners of the UK participated in yesterday’s (Thursday) […]

Posted: 24th May 2020

CORONAVIRUS GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE MEASURES 21 MAY 2020

For your information, please see update below from #TheCWU Research Dept on the government assistance measures document to reflect the recent guidance on holiday entitlement and pay. The new information added since the previous update (on 12th May) is highlighted in red. CWU Research Dept Update – COVID-19 Government Assistance Measures/Work-Housing-Welfare – Childcare

Posted: 22nd May 2020

New Guidance on Holiday Entitlement and Pay during COVID-19 (Unionline)

The Government finally provided its separate new guidance document on Holiday entitlement and pay during COVID -19, it would answer the numerous questions on this issue which have been circulating since the announcement of the Job Retention Scheme in March. In the usual course, workers take their holiday throughout the leave year and is spread […]

Posted: 19th May 2020

Abuse stemming from 5G/COVID-19 conspiracy theory must be reported, stresses CWU

Field engineering members across the entire telecommunications sector are being reminded of the paramount importance of ensuring that any abusive behaviour they encounter in the course of their duties is formally reported and logged – especially where it relates to ‘fake news’ that coronavirus is somehow being spread by the rollout of 5G. Six weeks […]

Posted: 19th May 2020

Pioneering Santander drive to minimise psychological impact of COVID-19 applauded by CWU

Industry-leading efforts by Santander to mitigate the negative psychological impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its workforce have been hailed by the CWU as a template that other employers would do well to follow. The Bank’s ground-breaking approach to supporting the mental wellbeing of employees has been influenced by expert-led modelling that suggest a combination […]

Posted: 19th May 2020