John EastMembers in Airwave - the company owning and managing the emergency services (blue light) radio network - are represented by national officer John East who is supported by TFSE member Julia Upton. Any enquiries should be referred to 0208 971 7242.

The CWU also has a structure in place at company level based at the Airwave's Rugby Control Centre consisting of an onsite Lead Representative Chris Mason and deputy site representative Alison Beech who are both part of our national negotiating team. They both can be contacted on 01788512819 or by email: or

The CWU has full collective bargaining rights for non-management staff employed by Airwave.

Details of the 2014 pay agreement can be found here: Pay negotiations 2014 - former NewGrid grades

If you work for Airwave and would like to join the CWU simply complete the Airwave application form or give us a call on freephone 0800 731 7434 or email

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