Info on forthcoming TUPE of Openreach

FAQs     General ·         ​Why are we moving to Openreach Ltd? As a result of the Digital Communications Review (DCR) with our regulator, Ofcom, BT agreed a set of Commitments that would give more strategic independence to Openreach. One of these was to create a new company called Openreach Limited – a legally separate,…

Andy Kerr re-elected as DGS (T&FS)

Members across the CWU’s Telecoms & Financial Services constituency have granted Andy Kerr a third term as deputy general secretary (T&FS). In a postal ballot conducted by independent scrutineer, Electoral Reform Services, Andy secured the backing 65 per cent of those who cast their vote, compared to the 35 per cent support received by Winston…

‘Intolerable’ Saturday attendance levels tackled

Agreement has been reached with Openreach on a series of new mechanisms and protocols that will reduce the number of Saturdays engineers are being forced to work – bringing the company back into line with the Service Delivery Transformation (SDT) agreement. With huge numbers of engineers across the country having to work well over the…

Saturday attendance levels intolerable in Openreach

Anger at the level of Saturday attendances that engineers are being forced to work in Openreach spilled over at CWU Annual Conference, with no fewer than three motions on the order pad condemning the company’s flouting of the Service Delivery Transformation (SDT) agreement. With huge number of engineers across the country having to work well…

Our members take part in the march for new deal

After months of planning, the TUC New Deal for Workers demonstration took place on Saturday the 12th May. From 11.00am, thousands of trade union members, including a sizeable CWU contingent, descended onto the Embankment and marched to Hyde Park where speakers such as our own Dave Ward and the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy…

CWU reassurance on BT jobs

Following the speculation  in the FT this morning that BT could cut 6500 of its workforce, the CWU would like to make the following statement. Commenting on the story, deputy general secretary telecoms & financial services, Andy Kerr said: “The CWU have recently secured a victory in the recent pension discussions with BT, as the…