Online Petition for Our Hours campaign

The Our Hours campaign is receiving overwhelming support from our members across Openreach Ltd. Our paper based petition has resulted in thousands of one to one conversations between National, Regional and Local CWU representatives with our members. Our members in desk roles and those in the field without the 60 minute personal travel time commitment in their contracts stand fully behind our objectives and are actively supporting the campaign.

We are now launching the online petition which will allow even more of you to show your support and back the Our Hours campaign. It will only take a minute of your time to help us remove the 60 minute travel time burden from thousands of our members. please complete the petition below and thanks for your support.

We, the undersigned, believe that the unagreed Personal Travel Time commitment, arbitrarily introduced into members’ contracts, should be removed and the commitment deleted from the contracts of all new recruits going forward across Openreach Ltd. The commitment is unfair and places an additional burden on individuals when the agreed approach is to work as a team.

In addition the extra time ‘committed’ extends people’s working hours and potentially breaches the provisions of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD). This is especially the case, given that, for the vast majority of those impacted, this sits on top of an already longer WF2020 contractual working week compared with their Newgrid peers