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  • Other Offers | Communications Workers' Union
    delivery team who deliver assemble and install nationwide Call to the showrooms at Blyry Business Park Athlone Opening Hours Mon Sat 9 30 6pm Tel 0906 486868 or visit the website www cempointeriors ie Protect your home with a 7 sensor alarm system from only 699 25 discount on the eircom PhoneWatch monitoring service Includes 1 dummy bell box 1 control panel 7 sensors Monitoring will cost only 18 94 per month in year 1 Terms Conditions Only one offer applies This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer Offer available for a limited period only This offer is only available on new alarm system installations eircom PhoneWatch reserve the right to ask for verification that the redeemer is an CWU member Only one offer per member Monitoring service is 18 94 per month in year one Two of the sensors in this 7 sensor alarm system are motion detectors in accordance with the eircom PhoneWatch recommended protection policy Offer is only applicable until the 28th December 2012 Call 1850 211 755 or email sales phonewatch ie As you have probably heard the PRSI scheme for dental treatment has been almost removed All that remains is one free examination a year The price for a private examination scale and polish here is 90 The national average according to a recent article in the Irish Times is 105 00 Dr O Brien will undertake a six monthly examination scale and polish for 50 for PRSI patients As some CWU members are already patients Dr O Brien has decided to reduce this fee by a further 20 to 40 per person for CWU members and their families Dr O Brien will reduce the rate by more than 20 from 90 to 70 for private patients Emergencies will be seen

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Services/Other-Offers.1596.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Training & Education | Communications Workers' Union
    and through other training providers The CWU will continue to offer training participants a pathway to learning and to assist in the development of key skills so as to ensure that our Representatives are well equipped to meet the growing needs of the membership Internal courses Our internal training provision consists of the following training courses Branch Secretary Training Stages 1 2 3 Committee Training Branch Officer Treasurer Chairperson Organising Recruitment Disability Champions Equality Representative Module Union Adviser Youth Training New Committee Potential Activists Members course Email us at info cwu ie with suggestions or ideas The National Executive Council of the CWU believes that education and training among its lay officials and activists is the single most important thing when it comes to providing representation to members The Union prides itself on having a network of branches throughout the country whose activists are trained to a standard which is among the highest within the Irish Trade Union Movement Following recent Branch AGMs and elections there will have been some changes at Branch Officer and Committee level within Branches and the Union is therefore seeking nominations for the forthcoming education courses Branch Secretary Stage 1 Download Form May 12th 13th 14th 19th 20th 5 days Venue Union Head Office All newly elected Branch Secretaries are required to attend the Stage 1 course as well as any currently elected Branch Secretary who may not have had the opportunity to attend in the past This is a five day course spread over two weeks Chairperson Download Form June 3rd 4th 5th 3 days Venue Union Head Office All newly elected Chairpersons are required to attend this course as well as any currently elected Chairperson who may not have had the opportunity to attend in the past Branch Officer Download Form September 15th 16th 2 days Venue Union Head Office The course is open to Assistant Secretaries Vice Chairpersons and newly elected Treasurers The aim of this course is to provide Branch Officers with the necessary skills to carry out the role of a Branch Officer given that they will be required from time to time to stand in for either the Branch Secretary or Branch Chairperson Newly elected Branch Treasurers are also requested to attend the training as Treasurers in addition to their own role are also Branch Officers and will be required to represent members on occasion and will need the skills to do this Those who have been previously trained as a Branch Secretary Chairperson or Branch Officer are not required to attend Equality Representative Download Form September 23rd 24th 2 days Venue Union Head Office The Equality Representative is a support role to the Branch Secretary who can assist with equality related matters such as work life balance statutory and non statutory leave disability in the workplace etc Equality Representatives make reports to their committee as required This course is open to all Branches Branch Secretary Stage 2 Download Form October 13th 14th 15th 3 days Venue Union Head

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Services/Training-Education.68.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • CWU Charities | Communications Workers' Union
    Following a discussion with the General Secretary and the Finance Committee it was proposed that the National Executive Council would consider setting up a CWU Charitable Fund This fund shall be open to all members of the Union Each member will have the facility to donate a regular sum of money directly into the CWU Charitable Fund For those members currently paying into their various charities their contributions will be allocated to their sponsored charities Going forward all new members can pay a variable contribution of their choice from 0 50 up to 10 00 and allocation of the contributions collected will be apportioned on a percentage basis annually to the various charities covering the following at present the ratio is 75 to the African and Irish Projects and 25 to other projects Intellectual Disability Housing Fund The Hospice Foundation CWU Development Fund covering the African Projects and all other foreign projects The CWU Development Fund was renamed the CWU Charitable Fund and a new application form was circulated to all Branches with a GS Circular by the General Secretary explaining the revised procedure The Financial Officer will distribute the funds to the various charities already supported by the CWU with the balance being transferred to the CWU Development Fund renamed the CWU Charitable Fund The allocation of funds shall be subject to debate by the NEC Finance Sub Committee and the final approval by the National Executive Council Since its inception in 2002 the Fundraising Appeal has raised over 1 4 million and it is heartening to know that the CWU members have supported over 41 projects in this time The Hospice Foundation The CWU Hospice fund is aimed at providing hospice services on the ground where members can see them in action around the country Since 2003 CWU

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Services/CWU-Charities.2015.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Health & Safety | Communications Workers' Union
    crime verbal abuse sexual harassment and physical violence There are two main pieces of legislation covering workplace safety namely the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work General Application Regulations 2007 Speaking out about Health Safety without Fear If you are trying to resolve a safety dispute in the workplace or are reporting concerns to the Health Safety Authority using proper procedures and keeping good records will strengthen your case Ensure the union and the membership know what is happening and why Get safety on the agenda of union meetings Make sure you have informed the safety rep and your union the union can help you and the safety rep to communicate your concerns to the employer and the enforcement agency Put any communication you might want to rely on in writing and copy to the Safety Committee Ask the employer or enforcement authority to put their position in writing Keep your paperwork in good order dated and easy to access Check minutes of meetings and ensure mistakes are corrected Negotiate a workplace policy on health and safety concerns and ensure it includes fair whistleblowing procedures including the role of the union Visit the ICTU Health Safety website here Employer s Responsibility The management of your company have a great responsibility to make sure that you and your work colleagues are aware of the precautions you must lake to minimise the risk of accidents or violence occurring Under Health Safety Legislation employers duties include Preventing improper conduct or behaviour violence bullying or horseplay The design provision and maintenance of safe workplaces safe means of access to and egress from the workplace and safe plant and machinery Preventing risks from the use of any substances or articles or from exposure to physical agents noise vibration and ionising or other radiations Providing safe systems of work Providing adequate welfare facilities Provision of adequate instruction training and supervision regarding safety and health to employees Preparing risk assessments and safety statements Provision and maintenance of suitable personal protective equipment Employee s Responsibility As an employee you also have responsibilities as follows Comply with Health Safety legislation Protect your own safety health and welfare and that of any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions Not to be under the influence of any intoxicant to the extent that you could be a danger to themselves or others while at work Cooperate with your employer on safety health and welfare at work Not engage in any improper conduct which could endanger your safety or health or that of anyone else Participate in safety and health training offered by your employer Correctly use any article or substance and personal protective equipment provided for use at work or for your protection Safety Representatives The 2005 Health Safety and Welfare at Work Act provides for the selection of Safety Representatives The role of the Safety Rep entails consulting with and making representations to employers on safety

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Services/Health-Safety.69.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Labour Law | Communications Workers' Union
    HCL Conduit BillPost One Direct UPS eir Rigney 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 Services Labour Law Labour Law Guides to labour related legislation the files below are in PDF format and require a viewer to read them Guide to Labour Law Organisation and Working Time Act Explanatory Guide Guide to Minimum Wage Act Protection of Employees Part Time Work Act 2001 Guide to Payment of Wages Guide to Unfair Dismissals Act Guide to Transfer of Undertakings Act Industrial Relations Act Explanatory Booklet Latest News CWU National Collection Homeless Refugee Crises 29 Oct 2015 National Register to Vote Week 19 Oct 2015 Budget 2016

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Services/Labour-Law.70.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Equality & Diversity | Communications Workers' Union
    Email Us Our Location Useful Links Welcome Services Equality Diversity Equality Diversity CWU Equality Statement Equal rights are of vital importance to the CWU Our mission is to work towards greater equality for all our members in their places of employment through providing information and assistance on equality related matters and through creating awareness for our members on their rights and responsibilities under current legislation The CWU respects and values the diversity of our employees our members and all those that we do business with We are fully committed to valuing diversity and strive to promote equality of opportunity throughout the Union The CWU has an Equality Committee that is elected once every two years The Committee is trained on equality related matters and meets regularly to discuss our equality agenda for our members Our Commitment to Equality The CWU undertakes To adopt best practice in equality both as an employer and as a trade union representing our members To ensure equality for members in accessing and availing of CWU services To promote equality issues To comply fully with our responsibilities under equality legislation To support and represent members who are the victims of discrimination Supporting our Responsibilities To support our responsibilities the CWU has adopted the following strategic plan Agree and resource an Equality Committee Appoint an Equality Officer Develop and communicate our own policy on equality of opportunity Integrate equality into our training modules Conduct surveys studies within the Union in order to ensure that we are fully representative of our member s needs Maintain networks with other unions enterprises and public bodies to ensure best practice on equality of opportunity in the CWU Evaluate monitor and review our equality policies and practices on a regular basis Equality Mainstreaming Together with two other trade unions IBOA and Mandate

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Services/Equality-Diversity.71.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Personal Health & Wellbeing | Communications Workers' Union
    Rigney 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 Services Personal Health Wellbeing Personal Health Wellbeing E Male Matters Newsletter 06 Apr 2015 The newsletter of the Men s Health Forum in Ireland More Download E Male Matters Newsletter 02 Mar 2015 The newsletter of the Men s Health Forum in Ireland More Download E Male Matters Newsletter 02 Feb 2015 The newsletter of the Men s Health Forum in Ireland More Download 10 Steps to Positive Mental Health 05 Mar 2012 A CWU Youth Committee Guide for Young Workers More Download Latest News CWU National Collection Homeless Refugee Crises 29 Oct 2015 National Register to

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Services/Personal-Health-Wellbeing.2059.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Calendar | Communications Workers' Union
    Vodafone Meteor O2 Global Telesales HP Barclaycard HCL Conduit BillPost One Direct UPS eir Rigney 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 Events Calendar Calendar Spring Seminar Dublin 16 17 Apr 2015 Branch Secretary Stage 1 Training 12 14 19 20 May 2015 Chairperson Training 03 05 Jun 2015 Branch Officer Training 15 16 Sep 2015 Equality Representative Training 23 24 Sep 2015 Branch Secretary Stage 2 Training 13 15 Oct 2015 Committee Training On Request Latest News CWU National Collection Homeless Refugee Crises 29 Oct 2015 National Register to Vote Week 19 Oct 2015 Budget 2016 14 Oct 2015 Publications Connect October 2015 Member

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Events/Calendar.75.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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