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  • Youth News, Issue 4 | Communications Workers' Union
    Phone Stores 3 Ireland Vodafone Postal An Post BillPost DPD PrintPost IT 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 Location Useful Links Welcome Activists Youth Committee Youth News Youth News Issue 4 In the final issue of the Youth Committee newsletter for 2011 Derek Keenan discusses the importance of youth involvement in the Union and the need for young members to attend their Branch AGMs There is an overview of the trade union situation in Colombia and a call to action for the new year Finally Barry Gorman has written on the subject of trade union relevance and Pádraic Pearse s vision of Ireland if it lost its commitment to trade unionism The next meeting of the Youth Committee will be the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 14th January 2012 in Wynn s Hotel Abbey Street at

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Youth-News-Issue-4.1234.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Youth News, Issue 3 | Communications Workers' Union
    eir Eircom Rescue Plan Q A Phonewatch Meteor HCL BT Ireland Obelisk Networks eComms Phone Stores 3 Ireland Vodafone Postal An Post BillPost DPD PrintPost IT 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 Location Useful Links Welcome Activists Youth Committee Youth News Youth News Issue 3 This issue of the Youth Committee s newsletter contains a general overview of the evolution of the Youth Action Group Committee by the Vice Chair Eric Partridge There are also two articles giving different perspectives on the recent training event Finally there is a section explaining the procedure for submitting a Motion to Biennial Conference The next meeting of the Youth Committee will take place on Saturday 26th November in The Heritage Hotel Portlaoise at 2 00pm DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER Latest News CWU National Collection Homeless Refugee Crises 29 Oct 2015 National

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Youth-News-Issue-3.1232.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Youth News, Issue 2 | Communications Workers' Union
    A Phonewatch Meteor HCL BT Ireland Obelisk Networks eComms Phone Stores 3 Ireland Vodafone Postal An Post BillPost DPD PrintPost IT 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 Location Useful Links Welcome Activists Youth Committee Youth News Youth News Issue 2 In this second issue of the Youth Committee s newsletter we have an article written by James Moore on the demonstration at Croke Park regarding Vodafone s decision to export Irish jobs to Egypt and India There is also an update on the Protect the Lowest Paid Campaign The next Youth Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th July in a venue to be confirmed Please note that a conference call facility will be provided for those who would like to participate but can not physically attend DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER Latest News CWU National Collection Homeless

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Youth-News-Issue-2.1230.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Youth News, Issue 1 | Communications Workers' Union
    Dolphin Telecoms eir Eircom Rescue Plan Q A Phonewatch Meteor HCL BT Ireland Obelisk Networks eComms Phone Stores 3 Ireland Vodafone Postal An Post BillPost DPD PrintPost IT 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 Location Useful Links Welcome Activists Youth Committee Youth News Youth News Issue 1 This is the new CWU newsletter for our young members In this issue we discuss the recent Youth Open Day and invite both those who attended and any other young members to join us for our next Youth Committee meeting on Tuesday 14th June in CWU Head Office Please note that a conference call facility will be provided for those who would like to participate but can not physically come to Head Office DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER Latest News CWU National Collection Homeless Refugee Crises 29 Oct 2015 National Register to

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Youth-News-Issue-1.1228.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Trade Union Representative | Communications Workers' Union
    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 Activists Toolkits Trade Union Representative Trade Union Representative The real strength of any trade union is its members A workplace rep or Shop Steward is a union member elected by his her colleagues who works with the members to represent their interests with management As a Union Rep you are often the face of the union and it is your task to keep members up to date on developments and to liaise between your members and your Branch In your role as a Union Rep your duties could include the following Recruiting and Organising Members Knowing who is and is not a member Recruiting non members Encouraging existing members to become more involved in the union Keeping members informed of what is going on in the union and their workplace Representing members Listening to members problems Investigating problems fully Discussing solutions with management Representing members in grievances disciplinaries and other issues Attending meetings with management and

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Activists/Trade-Union-Representative.660.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Health & Safety Representative | Communications Workers' Union
    a single workplace or places of work where conditions and workforce change regularly such as construction What does a Safety Rep do A Safety Rep may consult with and make representations to the employer on safety health and welfare matters relating to the employees in the place of work The employer must consider these representations and act on them if necessary The intention of these consultations is to prevent accidents and ill health to highlight problems and identify means of over coming them For example consultations would be of particular importance when a safety plan is being reviewed or drawn up or when new technology is being introduced in the workplace Can a Safety Rep carry out inspections A Safety Rep after giving reasonable notice to the employer has the right to inspect the whole or part of a workplace he or she represents at a frequency or on a schedule agreed between him her and the employer based on the nature and extent of the hazards in the place of work A Safety Rep also has the right to immediately inspect where an accident dangerous occurrence or imminent danger or risk to the safety health and welfare of any person has occurred How often are inspections necessary The Act doesn t specifically mention how often these inspections should take place but the following factors should be taken into account when determining the frequency of inspections Size of workplace Nature and range of work activities and work locations Nature and range of hazards and risks Changing hazards and risks The frequency of the inspections must be agreed with the employer and an employer must not unreasonably withhold agreement Inspections can take various forms and can include Safety tours general inspection of the whole workplace Safety sampling systematic sampling of particularly dangerous activities processes or work areas Safety surveys general inspections of particularly dangerous activities processes or areas e g the office production department stores etc Review of risk assessments parts of the safety statement or safe operating procedures Can a Safety Rep investigate an accident or dangerous occurrence A Safety Rep may investigate accidents and dangerous occurrences in the place of work to find out the causes and help identify any remedial or preventive measures necessary However a Safety Rep must not interfere with anything at the scene of the accident Nor can the Safety Rep obstruct any person with statutory obligations including a Health Safety Authority inspector from doing anything required of them under occupational Health Safety Legislation Physical evidence must not be disturbed before an inspector has had the opportunity to see it What else can a Safety Rep do The functions of the safety representative also include Accompanying an inspector carrying out an inspection under Section 64 of the 2005 Act other than the investigation of an accident or a dangerous occurrence although this may be allowed at the discretion of the inspector At the discretion of the inspector and where the employee concerned so requests be

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Activists/Health-Safety-Representative.661.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Organising Representative | Communications Workers' Union
    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 Activists Toolkits Organising Representative Organising Representative Your union is only as strong as its members and membership numbers enable the union to act effectively on your behalf High membership numbers mean more influence with management and for this reason it is vitally important that as many of your colleagues as possible are members of the union So what can you do to encourage your colleagues to join with you Helping the union in your workplace doesn t have to be a huge commitment You could help in several small ways that ensure that there is vital communication between the union and its members You could do this by Distributing union circulars Encouraging non members to join Looking after the union notice board Telling members about union policies and campaigns Making sure members views are heard Encouraging members to vote in ballots elections For a union to truly represent the interests of its members those members have to get involved and tell the union what is important to them and what issues are affecting

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Activists/Organising-Representative.662.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Training for Activists | Communications Workers' Union
    two day training course which takes place in CWU Head Office This is for anyone who is a Branch Officer and the training is undertaken by our Education Committee The main focus of the course is on the role of the various officers organising meetings as well as areas such as grievance handling overview of legislation organising negotiating skills etc Committee Member We run a number of these sessions throughout the year It is generally a one day session run over a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning or a full day Saturday and is run on a regional basis The training is undertaken by our Education Committee and we tailor the courses to suit the individual needs of the Branch Branch Secretary Stage 1 This is a five day course which takes place in CWU Head Office It is for Branch Secretaries who have just been elected The training is undertaken by our Education Committee The modules we cover include role of the Branch Secretary Officers and Committee why join a union negotiation and communications skills practical exercises Employment and Equality Legislation the role of the Union Rep in bullying harassment cases grievance disciplinary procedures State IR machinery and the Branch Secretary as an Organiser Branch Secretary Stage 2 This is a five day course which takes place in CWU Head Office It is for Branch Secretaries who have been in the job for more than one year The training is undertaken by our Education Committee The modules on the course are similar to Stage 1 but some of the content is more detailed and we use the experience as a Branch Secretary to develop their skills Branch Secretary Stage 3 This is a three day course which takes place in CWU Head Office It is for Branch Secretaries who

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Activists/Training-for-Activists.663.aspx (2015-10-30)
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