BT REPAYMENT PROJECT ENGINEERS DISPUTE – CWU SOLIDARITY FUND
All Branches will be aware that our RPE members have been taking significant levels of strike action in a very bitter dispute with BT over jobs, grading, terms and conditions.
The members involved in this dispute amount to around 170 workers who perform specialist roles within BT. These members delivered a resounding yes vote and have now completed 10 days of strike action that has been solidly supported.
Given the seriousness of the situation, we have pledged that we will not leave this small group of members isolated. Therefore, the purpose of this LTB is to advise Branches that we have set up a Solidarity Fund that will enable the whole of the CWU to get behind our RPE members. CWU Headquarters will launch the fund with a £15k contribution and we are asking all Branches (T&FS and Postal) to now make their own contribution.
Branches wishing to donate can do so by either informing CWU HQ’s (firstname.lastname@example.org) of how much they wish to donate and we can arrange for this to be deducted from your Branch rebate, or alternatively donations can be made by bank transfer to the CWU General Fund (CWU General Fund. A/C No. 33019822. Sort Code 60-83-01) quoting reference RPE Strike.
In the best traditions of the CWU and in keeping with our recent approach to actively encourage and promote solidarity in disputes across the whole movement, we now have the opportunity to demonstrate how the CWU stands together with our own members.
Any enquiries on the above LTB should be sent to the General Secretary at email@example.com.