Broadband engineers threatened due to baseless 5G coronavirus conspiracies

Telecoms engineers for Openreach and other communications providers (Key Workers) are facing verbal and physical threats during the lockdown as baseless conspiracy theories linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology are spread by so-called celebrities and Flat-Earthers. This has prompted some members of the public to abuse those maintaining vital land-line, mobile phone and […]

Posted: 5th April 2020

THANK YOUR POSTIE – Download Poster

Please display this poster in your window to support your local postie. It will mean a lot to our members. You can print it via the link below https://t.co/MPk5sIoDGu

Posted: 4th April 2020

Coronavirus – What are the rules if you’re temporarily laid off?

The coronavirus outbreak has put the UK economy under immense strain, with businesses across the country shutting down to prevent the spread. After discussions with trade unions, the government is to plough billions of pounds into a furlough scheme that will see the taxpayer give businesses 80 per cent of the wages of those employees […]

Posted: 3rd April 2020

Pregnant and worried about coronavirus?

Pregnant and worried about coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know Government guidance classifies pregnant women as part of the ‘vulnerable people’ group who should observe “social distancing measures”. What does this mean for pregnant women at work? https://www.tuc.org.uk/blogs/pregnant-and-worried-about-coronavirus-heres-what-you-need-know-0

Posted: 3rd April 2020

Collection of web resources for secondary school children

Hi Comrades Please find a link below to a collection of web resources for secondary school children, brought together by the CWU North West Regional Education, Learning and Training Committee members. Paul Newsham has designed the Microsoft Sway to help members with older children, to provide support for them while learning at home. https://sway.office.com/ Duncan […]

Posted: 27th March 2020

Web resources for primary school children

Hi Comrades Please find a link below to a collection of web resources for primary school children, brought together by the CWU NW Regional Education, Learning and Training Committee members. Primary School Web Resources Paul Newsham has designed the Microsoft Sway to help members with young children, to provide support for them while learning at […]

Posted: 26th March 2020

Outrage at BT for continuing with compulsory redundancies in the time of Coronavirus….

The CWU has expressed its shock and disbelief at BT Enterprise’s refusal to lift the threat of compulsory redundancies at a time when the fast-escalating coronavirus crisis looks set to test the country at large – and inevitably BT Group as a whole – to the limit. Well before the monumental threat posed by Covid […]

Posted: 23rd March 2020

RMT Petition “Keep Northern Public”

The RMT union has launched a petition “Keep Northern Public” and we wanted to give you the opportunity to support and add your name. The more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/keep-northern-public?share=194d61e9-1b38-45ca-8be6-8249eb62f3b9 Can you also take a moment […]

Posted: 6th March 2020

ROYAL MAIL GROUP BALLOT – NORTH WEST BRANCHES URGE YOU TO VOTE YES

From today ballot papers will land at the home addresses of all Royal Mail and Parcelforce members. When your post arrives at home all North West branches urge you to use your vote and to vote YES. There has never been a more critical time to support your union. The union has put together some […]

Posted: 4th March 2020

CWU North West ‘Women Of Today’ Event – Book Your Place Now!

The CWU Northwest Regional Equality Leads are running an event celebrating Women of Today and we would like to invite you to join us. Lunch will be provided. (Please let us know if you have any special requirements) We have a wonderful array of speakers, including…. Cllr Anna Rothery (Liverpool Lord Mayor), Alison Hughes (Assistant […]

Posted: 27th February 2020