The 3rd of our Mental Health Awareness courses took place in Carlisle Mail Centre this week. Reps from Carlisle DO, Carlisle MC, Maryport Do, Carlisle voc, Carlisle Parcels, Wigton Do, Appleby Do, Whitehaven Do, Brampton Do, attended this well thought out well delivered course to give them the tools to represent our members. Well done to all concerned. We don’t stop there, we have two more courses planned in October
Well done to Sheila Biggins, CWU NW No1 Women's Officer for organising a great Women’s Wellbeing event at the Royal Mail Farnworth Admin Centre.
The Tories’ chaotic handling of Brexit has left our country in crisis. People’s jobs and industries are at risk. The only way to stop the far right from claiming they represent the North West in this election is to vote Labour. We must not allow this election to be a victory for their message of intolerance and hate. #VoteLabourMay23 #VoteLabour #VoteLabour23May
The second of our mental health awareness courses took place this week with 12 of our branch representatives in attendance, it is a very intense two day course aimed at helping our representatives help you in the workplace.
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Under 30? Interested in the union? 13/14 June at CWU HQ is the place to be! If you are interested in developing yourself and your input into the union please speak to your branch ASAP and get a place booked at the Young Workers Officers Forum. All your branch has to do is email email@example.com to book a place 👇
More than 1,000 British post offices have already shut, and 3,000 other branches described as the ‘last shop in the village’ are only being kept alive by subsidies.
Fantastic update from Warrington Mail Centre Branch on the Save Grassroots Football Campaign! ADD YOUR SIGNATURE HERE: https://www.change.org/p/government-impose-5-levy-on-the-premier-league-s-broadcasting-rights-back-into-grassroots
May 23rd is about who speaks for us. North West No1 Branch IR Reps sending a clear message ⬇️ 'Use your vote and stop Tommy Robinson'.
There is a national crisis of mental health, yet men are far less likely than women to seek help for their mental health issues.
“Strong collective action and solidarity from the whole union” are the key factors that have achieved a negotiated agreement to the protracted dispute involving over 200 Isle of Man members 🎉👊 https://www.cwu.org/news/solidarity-achieves-isle-of-man-agreement/
🎶 Music at the Mechanics 🎶
This year's Young Workers Reps/Officers forum is coming up! Some great sessions planned and opportunities to learn about your role in The Communications Union. Ask your branch for details. https://www.cwu.org/ltb/ltb-278-19-2019-branch-young-workers-reps-officers-forum/
15 CWU Representatives (Including local and area IR and H&S reps, as well as our own Regional Secretary) thoroughly enjoyed the 2 day CWU Mental Health Awareness course organised and accommodated by CWU North Lancs and Cumbria branch in Preston. Discussions over the course included how CWU representatives can help and support our members who live with mental health problems including; anxiety, depression, bi polar and post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) to name a few. Most stated that it was the best, most thought provoking course they had ever done. Well done to all the reps who took part in the course and shared personal and work related stories of mental ill health. Roll on the next two courses to be held in Preston and Carlisle over the next couple of weeks.
Over the next few weeks 54 CWU North Lancs & Cumbria Reps will be attending a CWU Mental Health Course, a great advert for Regional Training. The 1st of the 3 courses was completed today. Thanks to Paul Newsham for doing a wonderful job tutoring and well done to the branch for investing in their reps 👍
DGSP Terry Pullinger met with Royal Mail today armed with conference polices & the emergency motion which was carried. See what Terry has to say👇
Enter our competition for the chance to win £200. The CWU runs a digital photography competition as part of our informal learning project. This competition is open to all CWU members and their families. Our learning reps have enabled hundreds of our members to take digital photography courses .
That’s me on a lovely crisp Kent morning, back from conference, policy clear, and off to meet Royal Mail to begin the very urgent discussions on our emergency motion. They must honour our agreement and change the workplace culture now, we are deadly serious and determined to defend our members and this great public service.
Darren Sutcliffe, Blackpool Postie & CWU Member performed his delivery today dressed as a Star Wars Stormtrooper. Now why would Darren do this...Well Darren is raising money for Kidney Research UK in memory of his stepfather Rod who sadly passed away from Polycystic kidney disease on Star Wars Day on May the 4th. If you would like to sponsor Darren, please click on the link below https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/darren-sutcliffe19
The Young Workers National Committee proudly took all of The Communications Union donations to The Red Box Project Bournemouth & Poole yesterday. Watch our video to see what the union achieved and find out why it's so important that we #EndPeriodPoverty. Thanks again to all delegates of #CWU19 who donated!
Fantastic turn out at the joint CWU North West Women's & Equality Meeting. Packed agenda discussing the new committee's Key Strategies going forward.
Around 40,000 hard-working BT and Openreach members are receiving above-inflation pay increases this month thanks to #TheCWU, as Year two of the national pay agreement is implemented 👊 https://www.cwu.org/news/well-deserved-above-inflation-rise-for-bt-openreach-workers/
Poor access to local bank branches hurts our town centres and local communities, particularly affecting elderly and more vulnerable customers, as well as damaging small businesses. Labour would use our Post Office network as Post Banks - branches of a new publicly owned bank to protect face to face services. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/labour-bank-plan-for-post-offices-7xjbtx3ps
Welcome to this very special episode of The U Word, the first in a new series of shows 'How To Be A CWU Rep'. This series will feature extended interviews with many now retired CWU officials and an in
April pay rises in Royal Mail, Parcelforce & Post Office and Quadrant pay is out to ballot 💪👊 #TheCWU https://www.cwu.org/news/april-pay-rises-in-royal-mail-parcelforce-post-office-and-quadrant-pay-is-out-to-ballot/
How do we revitalise our high streets, invest in small businesses and keep our Post Offices open? Labour will open 3,600 Post Banks, supporting communities across our country. Check out our plan 👇
Members across Santander are being urged to accept a revised pay deal following a breakthrough in talks that followed the overwhelming rejection of the company’s initial ‘final’ offer by members in Santander UK and Santander Operations. #TheCWU https://www.cwu.org/news/improved-santander-pay-offer-out-to-ballot/
A comprehensive union recognition agreement will ensure continuing first-class representation for approximately 1,000 security and housekeeping employees set to be ‘TUPEd’ from BT Facilities Services to service provider ISS on April 1. #TheCWU https://www.cwu.org/news/full-union-recognition-for-outsourced-bt-facilities-services-workers/