16 February 2017
Arrangements are being made for a consultative ballot of members in Telefonica, with the CWU strongly recommending acceptance of the company’s ‘final’ offer of 2.25%.
08 February 2017
CWU reps in BT Facilities Services (BTFS) gathered at CWU headquarters this week as part of a training event to discuss various national issues and a number of key challenges that lay ahead in 2017. The three day event involved all of the BTFS National Team members and Consultative Committee Representatives and the 2017 Pay review and the introduction of performance related pay were also discussed.
31 January 2017
Members at Santander and the bank’s Geoban subsidiary are poised to receive the second tranche of the respective three-year pay deals that were negotiated on their behalf by the CWU last year.
27 January 2017
BT’s results for quarter three issued today, show BT are in line with market expectations. Although pre-tax profits are down to £526m for the quarter; for the year they are a healthy £1.9bn. Revenue has grown to £6.1bn and for the whole year is up 33%. And although cash flow has taken a dive this quarter, it remains strong at £369m. Consumer-facing businesses and acquisition of EE continue to profit and the business has achieved record fibre broadband connections.
24 January 2017
The CWU is pressing hard to strengthen membership across the relatively new BT Wholesale & Ventures line of business, to grow the union where new jobs are created and negotiate better conditions and permanent jobs for existing agency workers.
13 January 2017
2017 has got off to a flying start for members at Airwave, with staff digesting the full scale and scope of a comprehensive set of protections secured by the CWU during the course of complex negotiations over a the harmonisation of contracts.
12 January 2017
Members at Fujitsu - who were placed en-masse at risk of either redundancy or TUPE transfer in November - are still no clearer about their fate, despite strenuous efforts by the CWU to secure answers from the company in a chaotic consultation process that has bordered on farce.
11 January 2017
Members at Isban have overwhelmingly accepted a comprehensive pay and grading harmonisation deal in which CWU negotiators have addressed a perennial and deepening pay-round problem.
10 January 2017
Members in O2 are braced for a bumpy start to the New Year with the company’s latest downsizing initiative beginning in earnest this week following a perverse pre-Xmas announcement that the CWU has branded “thoughtless and cruel”.
05 January 2017
The continued failure of the BBC to respond to repeated CWU demands for an explanation of the “dreadful” treatment dished out to 12 former Sopra Steria members has triggered the union to issue a formal complaint to the corporation’s governing body.
13 December 2016
The CWU has given a warm welcome to yesterday’s announcement of hundreds of new posts being created by BT Consumer as the company continues to bring call handling back from India.
29 November 2016
There’s much still to play for on Openreach’s future - despite today’s statement by Ofcom which is being mistakenly construed by some commentators as the ‘final word’ from a regulator intent on the company’s full structural separation from BT.
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