FORMAL NOTICE FOR NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS 2015

No. LTB829/14
Ref: TK/tm/PM
Date: 22nd December 2014

To: All Branches

FORMAL NOTICE

PLEASE NOTE THIS LTB CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION AND DISPLAY THROUGHOUT YOUR BRANCH

Dear Colleagues

FORMAL NOTICE FOR NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS 2015

Election of:

▪ CWU GENERAL SECRETARY
▪ CWU ASSISTANT SECRETARY – POSTAL
▪ CWU ASSISTANT SECRETARY – TELECOMS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
▪ CWU NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
▪ CWU INDUSTRIAL EXECUTIVES

This LTB provides formal notification of the election timetable for the following CWU National Representative positions. The timetable has been approved by the NEC and the details are set out below for your information.

CWU General Secretary

The General Secretary is the chief negotiator and principle spokesperson for the union. The position is subject to election in accordance with the CWU national rule that requires election every 5 years.

CWU Assistant Secretaries

The responsibilities of all CWU Assistant Secretaries shall be to carry out and discharge under the direction of the GS such Union duties as they may be deemed required to perform.

CWU Assistant Secretaries are subject to election in accordance with the CWU national rule that requires election every 5 years.

1.​CWU Assistant Secretary – Postal

The above position is currently responsible for dealing with the following Royal Mail Group businesses; Mail Centres, Distribution Units and Royal Mail International Parcelforce Worldwide, Royal Mail Logistics, Quadrant & the Isle of Man

2.​CWU Assistant Secretary – Telecom & Financial Services

The above position is currently responsible for dealing with the following companies; BT Business (MVAS), Capita (Telefonica O2 UK), Huawei, ISS Eaton (Telefonica O2 UK Account), Manpower UK (BT Account), Telefonica O2 UK

CWU NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL & INDUSTRIAL EXECUTIVES

These positions are subject to election in accordance with the CWU national rule that requires election for NEC and Industrial Executive positions every 2 years.

The timetable for all of the above elections, as approved by the NEC, is as follows:

Nominations open​ ​ ​16 February 2015

Nominations close ​10 March 2015

Accept nominations (where applicable) ​ ​13 March 2015 (14.00)

Despatch of ballot material from* ​ ​24 March 2015

Ballot closes first post ​ ​14 April 2015

*please note that ballot papers will be sent to all eligible members who are included in the membership register maintained by the union as at 24 February 2015. Therefore any changes of address etc will need to have been received at CWU HQ prior to this date.

The independent scrutineer appointed by the union to oversee the election arrangements is Electoral Reform Services.

Any enquiries regarding the above elections should be addressed to Tony Kearns, Senior Deputy General Secretary, CWU HQ.

Yours sincerely

Tony Kearns​
Senior Deputy General Secretary

Postbox Strategy – Joint Statement on Overrunning Deliveries

No. 36 /15
Ref: 532

Date: 21st January 2015

To: Branches with POSTAL Members

Dear Colleagues,

Postbox Strategy – Joint Statement on Overrunning Deliveries

Following queries into the department regarding the process for Delivery OPGs to follow when they have situations where they believe it will be unlikely for them to complete their delivery; we have agreed the attached Joint Statement. The Joint Statement makes it clear that Postbox collections on delivery now form part of the considerations/solutions where deliveries are likely to overrun on an equal basis to the delivery of mail.

Also, as discussions are taking place with Royal Mail in separate talks regarding a revised Conduct Code the attached Joint Statement was concluded with this in mind. The Joint Statement confirms that the terms of Appendix 3 of the conduct code remain applicable when dealing with overrunning deliveries but now incorporate collections on delivery.

In essence this is about providing clarity to all concerned that there is a responsibility to make sure the USO obligation for both the delivery and the collection of mail has been considered on an equal basis when considering the appropriate actions to deal with overrunning deliveries.
Any enquiries to Bob Gibson’s Office, quoting reference 532.
Email address: hnutley@cwu.org​or Mstewart@cwu.org​

Yours sincerely​

​​

Bob Gibson
CWU Assistant Secretary – Outdoor​