‘Once HQ push the button, South Wales CWU is ready to ballot’

Telecoms & Financial Services

Eugene Capaross and his fellow CWU South Wales Branch activists received “a massively positive reaction” as they toured telephone exchanges in the area this morning, building solidarity with striking RPE members and growing support for the Count Me In campaign.

“We started at Bridgend at 7am, then headed onto Swansea and Cardiff,” reports branch secretary Eugene “and everywhere we went the feeling was rock-solid behind this union.”

Eugene explained how he and his team updated members on the latest developments on the REP members’ ongoing dispute – in which they have now taken 15 days of strike action – and the union’s long-running fight against compulsory redundancies across BT/Openreach.

“They’re all very supportive of our RPEs and they’re eager to get going with our own ballot as well – it was all massively positive.

“Once the headquarters push the button, South Wales is ready to ballot,” he says, and adds: “I’ve posted up a video – please take a look if you can.”