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Union makes inroads across BT Wholesale & Ventures

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.

Good reasons for new years cheer at Airwave

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.

Agonising wait at Fujitsu

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.

'Running sore’ addressed at Isban

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.

Major change in O2 following ‘cruel’ pre-Xmas bombshell

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”.

Formal complaint lodged over scandalous BBC treatment of workers

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.

‘Good news’ at BT Consumer: 500 more jobs

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.

Lobbying continues on Digital Communications Review

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.

Going for growth in Capita as pay talks begin

26 November 2016

Pay negotiations are getting underway with Capita for both Tesco Mobile and O2 contract employees.

Shock at Fujitsu bombshell

24 November 2016

The CWU’s entire membership at Fujitsu has been served notice that it is at risk of either redundancy or TUPE transfer as part of a radical corporate rethink being proposed by top-level management at the Japanese multinational.

Major O² recruitment drive hits the shops

24 November 2016

The CWU is undertaking a major recruitment drive to sign up new members working in O² stores to make sure their voice is heard and their workplace issues addressed.

South East Central Branch open-day success

22 November 2016

Dozens of members attended the South East Central Branch open-day event in Kent last week, organised as part of the union’s annual Action Month activity.

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