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  • Managerial | Communications Workers' Union
    staff Manager as a victim of bullying Health Safety Role of Managers in Health and Safety context Expectations and responsibilities Legal exposure what does that mean Disciplinary Procedures Role of 1 st Line Manager in these procedures How should it be dealt with and managed How to protect yourself and fulfil your responsibility Performance Management How Managers operate within it Risks for Managers Responsibilities for Managers A Seminar for Managers Branch Committee Representatives took place on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in Union Headquarters The Union was proud to host a Seminar for our managerial representatives in Head Office in October 2012 which was attended by 61 delegates from the CWU Managers Branches and representatives from Unite AHCPS and PSEU The Seminar focused on a number of key areas such as Work Life Management Performance Management Bullying Harassment Health Safety Grievance Disciplinary Procedures There were three guest speakers at the Seminar Pav Akhtar UNI Global Professional Managers Director Leslie Manasseh Deputy General Secretary Prospect Trade Union and Brian Scott Unite Trade Union Presentations were also made by Seán McDonagh John Clarke eircom Central Region Managers Branch NEC member CWU National Officer Carol Scheffer CWU Equality Officer and Pat Kenny An Post Staff Side Secretary Pav Akhtar UNI Global Union Pav gave a presentation highlighting the importance of Professional Managers input on innovative work practices that will be essential for companies facing tough challenges as a result of globalisation and the economic downturn The presentation also addressed the nature of the work of P Ms noting that they generally work longer hours and as a result often have a sub standard work life balance a pressing issue that needs to be addressed through proper work life management policies This year s theme for the Work Life Management campaign was

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Sector/Managerial.81.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Retired Members | Communications Workers' Union
    Journal NERI General Youth Committee Union Post Contact Us Head Office Email Us Our Location Useful Links Welcome Sector Retired Members Retired Members Welcome to the page for retired CWU members details regarding this new Section are as follows 1 The membership fee for retired members shall be 1 00 per week or 50 00 per annum 2 All retired members shall receive a copy of the Connect magazine posted directly to their home address 3 Each new retired member may benefit from a doubling of the Mortality Grant 4 The NEC through the Finance Sub Committee shall set aside monies to provide financial assistance for retired members in distress 5 Retired members shall have access to all services negotiated for the general membership with individual service providers 6 In particular it is worth pointing out that the existing insurance cover which we take out for all members of the Union will be extended to retired members until the age of 80 We have also managed to secure an extension of our private Medical Health Scheme with Aviva Insurance to retired members Details of both these insurance schemes are available on the website and members should directly contact FM Downes Co on 01 8556666 www fmdownes com and Halligan Insurances on 01 8797100 www halligan ie if they wish to avail of their other range of services Again those services are outlined on the website 7 When we have concluded our exercise in giving all of our retired members the opportunity to join these new Sections and when we have allocated those members to the relevant Sections the NEC will devise a methodology for allowing representation of those Sections at Biennial Conference Given that this is a new departure for the Union the above list is obviously not exhaustive and

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Sector/Retired-Members.1128.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Regulation | Communications Workers' Union
    the NGBT The CWU welcomes this report as a useful next step to developing a national high speed broadband network The CWU considers the report to be a constructive and positive addition to the debate bringing together as it does the views of the main stakeholders in the telecoms industry and clearly setting out their considered recommendations on how to develop Next Generation Broadband in Ireland with a view to meeting the targets set out in the EU s Digital Agenda The Union notes the introduction by the Minister for Communications Energy and National Resources Mr Pat Rabitte TD whereby he clearly states that the report is firmly focused on the challenge represented by how best to proceed with the rollout by the commercial operators of high speed broadband infrastructure and technologies which are required throughout Ireland The CWU notes that the report is silent on how when and where the government might intervene to address possible market failures and we look forward to hearing more on this issue in the subsequent National Broadband Plan that will follow the consultation on this report DOWNLOAD SUBMISSION Postal Regulatory Framework Submission As the trade union representing a significant number of workers in the postal courier markets the CWU welcomes this opportunity to respond to the Postal Regulatory Framework Document hereinafter referred to as the Framework Document issued by the Commission for Communications Regulation hereinafter referred to as ComReg or the Regulator The CWU notes that this is the first in a series of consultations about the measures that are necessary to implement ComReg s obligations under the Communications Regulation Postal Services Act 2011 hereinafter referred to as the 2011 Act and the Union looks forward to subsequent consultations which will provide all stakeholders with a better opportunity to go into greater detail

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Sector/Regulation.82.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Members Login | Communications Workers' Union
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Activists/Members-Login.685.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Organising | Communications Workers' Union
    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 Organising Organising 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 The CWU believes that it is crucial to a union s success to understand that organising and recruitment are essential for the future Only by building a strong stable membership base can the union use its influence to represent all its members 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 them in their workplace The real strength of any trade

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Activists/Organising.83.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Campaigns | Communications Workers' Union
    the struggle of South Africans against apartheid and in the spirit of international solidarity moral consistency and resistance to injustice and oppression representatives of Palestinian civil society call upon international civil society organisations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era This appeal to you is to put pressure on respective states to impose embargoes and sanctions against Israel Solidarity with Spanish Trade Unions The new austerity plan presented on July 11th by the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is an unprecedented blow to workers rights to the unemployed and to the civil servants to the founding principles of our constitution and to democracy itself The measures will have an impact on society on the economy and on the labour force but CCOO has already announced that the new cuts will not stay unanswered the government is playing with fire Vodafone Exporting Jobs 2012 Since announcing its intention to export over 300 jobs to Northern Ireland Vodafone has been engaged in an exercise of deception with the media and the general public Vodafone do not wish to let the general public know that its recent decision to export jobs brings the number of jobs exported by Vodafone to almost 500 when the jobs it exported to India and Egypt last year are taken into account To add insult to injury Vodafone now expect our members to participate in deceit when responding to queries from the general public Vodafone Offshoring Jobs 2011 The Union met with Vodafone management on 27 May 2011 At the meeting management informed the Union of its intention to offshore 133 jobs to India and Egypt commencing in October from the following areas within Customer Operations

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Activists/Campaigns.86.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Global Solidarity | Communications Workers' Union
    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 Global Solidarity Global Solidarity The CWU has been involved in the ICTU Global Solidarity programme since 2009 The aim of the programme is to equip the trade union movement with the knowledge and skills To raise awareness of the global solidarity issues amongst our members by creating our own trade union development education in Ireland To strengthen our international trade union solidarity work on the island of Ireland to promote development worldwide and generate an understanding of our global interdependence To play a key role in raising public awareness of the causes of exploitation world poverty and climate change as well as the need for progressive solutions The Global Solidarity Committee is involved in a number of internationally focused campaigns Justice for Colombia Justice for Colombia JFC is a British NGO that campaigns for human rights workers rights and the search for peace with social justice in Colombia Stop Climate Chaos Stop Climate Chaos is a coalition of civil society organisations campaigning to ensure Ireland plays its part in preventing runaway climate change Current members include development environmental youth and faith based organisations Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign The IPSC was set up in late 2001 by a group of established Irish human rights and community activists academics and journalists who were deeply concerned with the current situation in the Occupied Territories In partnership with Palestinians now living in Ireland the IPSC was formed to provide a voice for Palestine in Ireland Clean Clothes Campaign The Clean

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Activists/Global-Solidarity.668.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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  • Youth Committee | Communications Workers' Union
    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 Committee The Youth Committee is an important forum for our younger members to express their opinions and views on issues as they relate to young workers The CWU has long recognised the unique challenges facing our younger members across all sectors The aims of the Youth Committee as set out in their recently agreed Action Plan are To influence Union policy from the grassroots upward to reflect the particular needs and viewpoints of young members of the CWU To encourage greater involvement of young members across all Branches and sectors of the Union To support the effort to recruit young members into the Union and to encourage the building of activists within the Union To drive campaigns that affect young people both within and without the trade union movement To engage with youth groups in other trade unions and political movements To work towards a seat on the Union s National Executive Council for a member of the Youth Committee To

    Original URL path: http://www.cwu.ie/Activists/Youth-Committee.84.1.aspx (2015-10-30)
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