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  • Terms of Use | Communications Workers' Union
    Other Irish Coastguard DataIreland Dell ESCCU Firereins IBM IO Systems Courier DPD UPS Retail Communications Meteor eMobile Retail Vodafone Retail Carphone Warehouse Managerial Retired Members Regulation Activists Members Login Organising Campaigns Global Solidarity Youth Committee Campaigns Youth News Training Toolkits FAQs Jargon Buster Publications General Secretary Circulars eir Circulars An Post Circulars Latest News Forms Connect Journal NERI General Youth Committee Union Post Contact Us Head Office Email Us Our

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  • Privacy Policy | Communications Workers' Union
    Dell ESCCU Firereins IBM IO Systems Courier DPD UPS Retail Communications Meteor eMobile Retail Vodafone Retail Carphone Warehouse Managerial Retired Members Regulation Activists Members Login Organising Campaigns Global Solidarity Youth Committee Campaigns Youth News Training Toolkits FAQs Jargon Buster Publications General Secretary Circulars eir Circulars An Post Circulars Latest News Forms Connect Journal NERI General Youth Committee Union Post Contact Us Head Office Email Us Our Location Useful Links Welcome Privacy Policy Privacy Policy This statement outlines the Communications Workers Union s collection and use of personal data in the context of CWU s member registration and website All subscriber data is stored in a highly secure facility and we do NOT share subscriber information with third parties When you register on the CWU website we collect and save your email address If you wish to discontinue your registration you can do so by contacting Head Office 01 866 3000 or info cwu ie Your clicks on links in the website are saved These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting using Google Analytics If you

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  • Rule 1: Names, Addresses and Objects | Communications Workers' Union
    c To provide benefits to the Members of the Union in accordance with its Rules d To arrange for the education of its Members in social industrial and political affairs e To promote the extension of cooperative production and distribution f To arrange for the establishment or carrying on or participation directly or indirectly in the business of printing or publishing a general newspaper or papers or of books journals pamphlets or other publications or the establishment and use of electronic communications systems or of any kind of undertaking industrial or otherwise for the purpose of furthering the interests of the Union or its Members or of Trade Unionism generally g To promote the furtherance of or participation directly or indirectly in the work of any organisation local national or international any or all of the objects of which are similar to those of the Union h To acquire property both real and personal for any lawful purpose or any manner by way of purchase mortgage lease devise gift or prescription and to sell mortgage exchange let or otherwise dispose of said property i To enter into arrangements for federation affiliation union of interest or the acceptance of any transfer of engagements from any other Union or Unions to aid any similar organisation and to merge or amalgamate with any other Trade Union or Trade Unions and to transfer all or any of its property or assets to any Trade Union created by such merger or amalgamation j To regulate the relations and settle disputes between the Union and its Members or between any Member or Members and other Members of the Union k To secure and assist in securing legislation and more effective administration of existing and future laws which may affect the general and material welfare of the

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  • Rule 2: Membership of the Union | Communications Workers' Union
    accordance with the Scale to which the person is assigned by the National Executive Council A Member must complete an authorisation form so as to arrange to have Union contributions deducted from pay debited from his her Bank Building Society Account etc as appropriate 2 Contributions shall become payable on Friday in each week unless alternative arrangements have been made The first contributions of a Member shall become due on the Friday following the date of acceptance into the Union A member upon joining the Union shall be considered a non benefit member until such time as eight 8 weeks contributions have been made by the Member in accordance with the rules After 26 weeks Union contributions members become entitled thereafter to applicable and appropriate benefits as referred to in Rule 10 commensurate to contributions paid and subject to the approval of the National Executive Council A Member in arrears to the extent of eight 8 weeks contributions or more shall be deemed to be a non benefit Member of the Union and shall not be entitled to have representations made on his her behalf and shall be excluded from the benefits provided under the Rules of the Union 3 The Membership of any Member whose contribution is thirteen 13 weeks or more in arrears or who has failed to pay in full any levy imposed under Rule 10 shall automatically lapse A lapsed Member may be reinstated on such terms and conditions as the National Executive Council in its absolute discretion shall deem fit 4 A Benefit Member who is not in receipt of pay because of illness or for any other valid reason shall be regarded as a benefit Member and shall be exempt from paying weekly contributions at the discretion of the National Executive Council 5 Notwithstanding the provisions contained at Rule2 3 1 the National Executive Council shall have the power from time to time to determine the union subscription rates in companies where Scale A Scale B and Scale C rates have not traditionally applied 2 4 OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS 1 By accepting Membership of the Union every Member accepts these Rules and agrees and undertakes to accept fulfil and be bound by these Rules and any alterations rescissions and amendments as may from time to time be lawfully made thereto in accordance with the provisions thereof or in accordance with law 2 5 MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT 1 Notwithstanding any other provision of these Rules the National Executive Council shall be empowered at its absolute discretion to a create Branches Sections or workplace representative structures in order to assist in recruitment outside of traditional areas b make any special provision it regards as desirable as regards benefits for such Members c set special contribution rates for such Members and arrange portability of Membership for all Members with special contributions rates if considered desirable d make all the necessary organisational financial and other arrangements considered necessary to assist the recruitment process 2 6 RETIRED MEMBERSHIP 1 Retired

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  • Rule 3: Branches and Sections | Communications Workers' Union
    Annual General Meeting A copy of this notice shall be forwarded to Head Office at least fourteen days in advance of the meeting 3 The Branch Treasurer shall as soon as possible after the 31st December each year prepare a financial statement of the income and expenditure of the Branch for the twelve months ending 31st December which statement shall be submitted by the Secretary to the Branch Committee and to the Annual General Meeting of the Branch and a copy of which shall be sent to the General Secretary 4 The Secretary shall also prepare the Branch Annual Report detailing the activities of the Branch and Section s during the year to the Branch Committee and the Annual General Meeting copy of which shall be sent to the General Secretary 5 A Special General Meeting of a Branch shall be held whenever the Branch Committee considers it necessary or whenever the National Executive so orders or whenever such a meeting is requisitioned by a notice in writing addressed to the Branch Secretary stating the business to be considered and signed by not less than 50 of the Members of the Branch 6 Each Branch shall adopt Standing Orders approved by the National Executive Council governing the conduct of the Branch and Committee 3 3 BRANCH OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE 1 The business of each Branch shall be administered by the Branch Officers subject to the control of the Branch Committee 2 All Branch Officers must be benefit Members of the Union for the twelve months prior to election 3 Nominations for the appointment of the Branch Officers and the Members of the Branch Committee shall be made at the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting if called for that purpose or beforehand in writing if so provided for in the Branch Standing Orders and if more than one qualified person is nominated for any position an election shall be held in a manner determined by the Standing Orders of the Branch 4 The Standing Orders of the Branch shall determine the size and method of representation of groups and the size and method of election of the Branch Committee 5 The National Executive Council shall have the power to waive or vary the conditions for the appointment of Branch Officers and Committee in the event of the formation reorganisation or re establishment of a Branch 6 The Branch Committee may suspend from office any Member of a Branch Committee or Branch Officer or recommend removal from Office at a Special Branch Meeting summoned for that purpose The person so suspended or removed from office shall have the right to appeal to the National Executive Council which may confirm the suspension or removal or reinstate such person upon such conditions as it thinks fit 7 The National Executive Council shall have the power to suspend or remove from office a Branch Officer or Member of a Branch Committee and to make any arrangements necessary in accordance with these Rules for

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  • Rule 4: Conferences | Communications Workers' Union
    the Final Agenda National Executive Report to Biennial Conference shall be circulated to all Branches and Delegates not later than fourteen days before the date of the Conference 9 During the days appointed for the meeting of the Biennial Conference the General Conference shall commence on the first day and the Occupational and or Sectoral Conferences shall hold their respective meetings concurrently on the second day The General Conference shall resume its meeting on the third day as soon as the business of the Occupational and or Sectoral Conferences is concluded 10 Business of Conference Biennial Conference shall deal with the following matters as appropriate a The Order of Business of the General Conference shall be the submission by the Standing Orders Committee of the Standing Orders prepared which shall on acceptance govern the proceedings of the General Conference thereafter b The confirmation of Minutes of the General Sessions of the preceding Biennial Conference and of any preceding Special Conferences c The consideration of the Biennial Report of the National Executive Council and of all propositions dealt with under the appropriate sections of the Biennial Report This Biennial Report to include a status update on Motions passed at previous Conferences d To consider the accounts of the Union and all Reports connected therewith e The election of the National Executive Council Standing Orders Committee and ratification of Officers of the Union as necessary f The election of President and Vice President who shall be Members of the incoming National Executive Council g Consider amendments to Rules of the Union as permitted by Rule h Consideration and settlement of any other business which is properly before the Conference 4 2 SPECIAL CONFERENCE 1 A Special Conference shall be held whenever it is deemed necessary to do so by the National Executive Council or by decision of Biennial Conference A Special Conference shall deal only with the specific business for which it is convened 2 Unless otherwise decided by the National Executive Council at least one calendar month s notice shall be given to all Branches of any Special Conference 3 Branch representation at Special Conferences shall be based on the same provisions as applied to Delegates attending the Biennial Conference and as provided for in the Branch Standing Orders sanctioned by the National Executive Council 4 3 OCCUPATIONAL CONFERENCES 1 The order of business of Occupational Conferences shall be a To consider the submissions of the Standing Orders Committee of the Standing Orders prepared which shall on acceptance govern the proceedings of the Occupational Conference thereafter b Consideration of the Executive Committee Report and proposals submitted by Branches appropriate to be considered by the particular Occupational Conference c To deal with any other business which may be properly brought before the Conference 4 4 CONFERENCE STANDING ORDERS 1 The proceedings of every Biennial and Special Conference shall be conducted in accordance with Standing Orders 2 a The Standing Orders Committee shall consist of six 6 Members and shall be elected from

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  • Rule 5: National Executive Council | Communications Workers' Union
    sub groups of the NEC will have autonomy to take decisions relating to their own area These sub groups can meet as one overall sectoral group or where applicable separately based upon company specific or issue specific matters 5 The voting system will be based on a straight block vote with each sector voting for nominees from its own Sector in relation to the composition of the NEC 6 There shall be a maximum of two nominees per Branch per Sector with an additional two nominees permitted for the Reserved Seat for Women 7 Nominations of persons for election to the National Executive Council shall be made by the Branch of which the nominee is a Member and who has at the date of nomination one 1 year s continuous Benefit Membership of the Union and who is a Branch Delegate attending the Conference or is an outgoing National Executive Council Member Such nominations must be notified in writing by the Branch Secretary and accompanied by a written consent by the person nominated to the General Secretary within the time fixed by the National Executive Council in accordance with the Rules No full time Officer or employee shall be eligible to be elected or act as a Member of the National Executive Council 8 The method of election shall be by card vote based on the membership of the Branches represented Each Branch shall vote for nominees within its own Sector only Each Branch shall cast sixteen 16 votes in accordance with Rule 5 3 detailed herein 9 The Members of the National Executive Council elected at Biennial Conference shall enter into office at the conclusion of that Conference 10 Vacancies which occur on the National Executive Council between Biennial Conferences shall be filled by co opting thereto either the unsuccessful candidate from the particular Sector who received the next highest number of votes in the ballot for the election of the National Executive Council at the previous Conference or where such procedure relates to a reserved seat by co opting the unsuccessful candidate for that seat who received the next highest number of votes In the event that the vacancy on the National Executive Council occurs in respect of a seat on the Telecom Sector the election of which is governed by the electoral college system then the Branch concerned shall elect nominate as appropriate a substitute member for the National Executive Council seat as referred 11 The administration and general management of the Union s business at all times other than the actual sessions of Biennial Conference and subject to these Rules shall be vested in the National Executive Council 12 The National Executive Council may remove any Member of the National Executive Council if it is of the opinion that such a Member acted contrary to the best interests of the Union Any Member so removed shall have the right of appeal to the next Biennial Conference 13 The National Executive Council shall direct and control the

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  • Rule 6: President and Vice-President | Communications Workers' Union
    Youth Committee Campaigns Youth News Training Toolkits FAQs Jargon Buster Publications General Secretary Circulars eir Circulars An Post Circulars Latest News Forms Connect Journal NERI General Youth Committee Union Post Contact Us Head Office Email Us Our Location Useful Links Welcome About Rules Constitution Rule 6 President and Vice President Rule 6 President and Vice President 1 The President and Vice President of the Union shall be elected at the Biennial Conference on the last day of Conference 2 Those eligible to be elected as President or Vice President shall be members of the newly elected National Executive Council 3 The President and Vice President of the Union shall consist of one individual from the Telecom sector and one individual from the Postal Courier sector and shall be deemed when so elected to be the Chairperson of their respective sectors 4 The office of President and Vice President shall rotate between the Telecom sector and the Postal Courier sector so that one sector shall hold one office at any time and the respective offices will alternate at each relevant Conference 5 The President shall preside at the ensuing Biennial Conference or any Special Conference and at all meetings of the

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