Union gives notice of next round of strike action.

On Wednesday 21st September, the union gave notice to the company that, BT and Openreach members will strike on October 6th, 10tth, 20th and 24th, this will include 999 service members and... Read more »


Further to the consultative ballot carried out in April which saw an overwhelming rejection of the imposed 3% pay offer for 2022 and 2% determined for 2023 and Members Bulletin104/2022 dated 10th... Read more »

BT Group Strike Action – 30th/31st August again sees strong support.

Both days were well supported in our area, with the second day being a joint action day – “Wednesday was an historic day for the CWU – the first time we’ve ever... Read more »

Chic McGlynn. 1955 – 2022. Funeral Arrangements

It is with great sadness that the Branch wishes to inform its members of the death of our ex Branch Secretary, Chic McGlynn. Chic had been unwell for several years and passed... Read more »

BT Group Industrial Action, Notice served for Second Round of Strike. Updated 26th August 2022

Around 40,000 BT Group workers will hold their second two-day strike against real-term pay cuts on Tuesday August 30 and Wednesday August 31 following management’s failure to take up the union’s offer... Read more »

BT Strike – Support and #foodbankphil

Monday 1st August – BT Strike – Day 2, saw another massively supported action by, not only Our Members, but the General Public, Local Labour Party Leaders, Trades Councils, Unite and Unison.... Read more »

Massive Thanks to BT CWU Members.

Massive Thanks to BT CWU Members from our branch, for Supporting each other, Supporting the Union and Backing a democratic vote, on the First Day, Friday 29th July, of Strike Action. Across... Read more »

BT and Openreach members prepare to walk out at the end of July for two days. Updated 28th July.

First strike since 1987 as 40,000 BT and Openreach members prepare to walk out at the end of July for two days. The time has arrived for members to back your decision,... Read more »

Overwhelming YES vote in Openreach and BT Group. Full Ballot Results. ‘UPDATE’

7th July 2022 – UPDATE FOR OPENREACH & BT MEMBERS.  Congratulations on delivering last week’s outstanding national strike ballot results.  Here is a quick update for you.  As we set out on... Read more »

VMO2 – Pay and Union Recognition Update – Zoom Call.

Members will be aware that following the imposition of the pay offer this year the CWU conducted a consultative ballot which overwhelmingly supported rejection of the pay offer. Furthermore, a motion was... Read more »

Connect44 Workers get offered ‘ZERO’ Percentage Pay Rise.

Imagine how you’d feel if your employer responded to worst cost of living crisis in a generation by unilaterally declaring they’d decided not to offer any pay rise this year – in... Read more »

Vote ‘YES’ for Industrial Action – A Fair Pay Deal for BT Members. Philip Jansen’s pay last year was 86 times what BT’s average worker got.

First BT Group-wide strike ballot since 1987 begins in earnest, with ballot papers being dispatched today, Wednesday, 15th June, to 40,000 members in BT, Openreach and EE. So according to The Mirror... Read more »

Prepare for the Biggest ‘YES’ Vote for Industrial Action over BT Pay. Watch Here, on YouTube.

Wednesday 15th June – 08:00pm – The BIGGEST Union Meeting ever – on all the CWU social media channels – https://www.facebook.com/TheCommunicationsUnion/ https://twitter.com/CWUnews Following a few questions about the format of the vote,... Read more »

BT Pay Dispute. What Does the CWU and it’s BT and EE Members want and why the BT Pay Ballot must produce a Massive ‘YES’ Vote.

What does the CWU and its BT/Openreach and EE Members want ? The CWU wants a cost of living rise for all. £1500 comes nowhere near the current inflation figures for anyone.... Read more »

BT Pay Review 2022 – CWU Rejects Latest Offer – Conference backs Emergency Motion to call Industrial Action over BT’s action to impose an unagreed Pay Deal.

At the CWU T&FS Conference, the following Emergence Motion (E1, below) was moved by Andy Kerr, seconded by our branch officer, Mick Bagnall, left, and carried by conference. E1. This Conference is... Read more »

‘Our Hours’ campaign triumph as Openreach finally calls time on PTT

“It might have taken us a long time to get to this point – but we’ve got there by sticking together, remaining resolute and not giving up, and it’s vital we never... Read more »

CWU General Conference 2022

This years Annual General Conference took place in the Bournemouth International Centre from Sunday 24th April 2022 to Friday 29th April 2022. T&FS members ‘will not back down’ in their fight for a fair... Read more »

Your Union Needs You and We Need a New Generation of Reps*

JOIN THE CWU TODAY! Be part of a union that makes a real difference in your workplace. The CWU is the recognised trade union within Openreach and BT We negotiate your terms... Read more »

The Launch of CWU App – Download Now

It’s your union. This is your App. Since launch there has been 20,00 downloads and 8,000 regular users. With the app, Afilliate, being the most downloaded app in the trade union movement... Read more »