LINDA ROY – CWU NATIONAL OFFICER

LINDA ROY – CWU NATIONAL OFFICER

The purpose of this LTB is to announce that Linda Roy, CWU National Officer, has decided to leave the union at the end of February 2018.

The CWU would wish to place on record our sincere thanks for the work Linda has done on behalf of our members over many years.

Linda was elected to the Postal Executive and NEC in 1995 to 2002 and subsequently became the Assistant Secretary Equal Opportunities in 2008.

Linda Roy has made an immense contribution to the union and has led a number of very important initiatives to take forward our Equality Agenda. Linda has also been a role model and good example to women across the whole union and has demonstrated her own strength of character to the union and our members throughout her career.

In due course, we will ensure Linda’s contribution is properly recognised. In the meantime, we know that Branches, Representatives and members will join us in thanking Linda and wish her all the best for the future.

Finally, we will advise Branches prior to Linda’s departure on the arrangements that will be put in place to ensure the work and services provided by the Equality Department will be maintained.

Any enquiries on the above LTB should be addressed to the gsoffice@cwu.org.

Yours sincerely

Dave Ward

General Secretary

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Childcare Vouchers – Changes in 2018

Childcare Vouchers – Changes in 2018

The Government has changed the way childcare vouchers will be applied from 1st April 2018. Further information can be found on how the scheme works at:

https://www.gov.uk/expenses-and-benefits-childcare

However, if people wish to join the existing scheme they will need to contact the company by 16th February 2018. Anyone already in the scheme can continue as normal.

Could Branches please ensure that members are informed of this change.

Attached to this LTB is the BT communications giving further details.

Any enquiries from Branches regarding this LTB should be referred to my office in the first instance.

Yours sincerely

Dave Jukes

Assistant Secretary

LTB 029.2018 – Childcare Vouchers – Changes in 2018

Attachment 1 – LTB 029.2018

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Air Pollution – A Trade Union Issue, Free Half Day Course, London, ‪Friday 9th February 2018, from 1.00pm – 4.00pm (Organised jointly by the Hazards Campaign & Greener Jobs Alliance)‬

Air Pollution – A Trade Union Issue, Free Half Day Course, London, Friday 9th February 2018, from 1.00pm – 4.00pm (Organised jointly by the Hazards Campaign & Greener Jobs Alliance)

To: All Branches

Dear Colleagues,

The Hazards Campaign and Greener Jobs Alliance are jointly providing this free of charge half day course in London entitled ‘Air Pollution – A Trade Union Issue’ and CWU Health and Safety and other Reps can register for a place. Numbers are limited so apply as soon as possible.

Air pollution in the UK is a public health emergency. Over 40,000 people die each year from causes linked to the air that they breathe – more than obesity and alcohol combined.

Workers are exposed to and create pollution to fulfil contractual obligations to employers. It is an occupational health issue that employers take little responsibility for.

Attending this course will help you to:

• Examine why air pollution is both a workplace issue and a public health one

• Find out about air pollution busting Citizen Science techniques

• Create action plans to deal with workplace exposures

• Create action plans to meaningfully engage in air pollution with local councils

• Share experience, knowledge and ideas

Venue:

GMB Euston Office

22 Stephenson Way

Euston

London

NW1 2HD

Date: Friday 9th February 2018

Time: 1pm – 4pm

A ‘Free’ Lunch will be provided.

Lunch

Registration: To register for a ‘Free’ place please e-mail: janet@gmhazards.org.uk

For further information please call Janet Newsham on Tel: 0161 6367558

Yours sincerely

Dave Joyce

National Health, Safety & Environment Officer

18LTB028 Air Pollution – A Trade Union Issue, Free Half Day Course, London, Friday 9th February 2018

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CWU FOUR PILLARS OF SECURITY CAMPAIGN BULLETIN NO. 32

CWU FOUR PILLARS OF SECURITY CAMPAIGN BULLETIN NO. 32

 Further to LTB 007/18, please view via the link below, Bulletin No. 32, which is a message from the Deputy General Secretary (Postal) providing an update on the latest talks with the business concerning the Four Pillars of Security campaign:

https://www.facebook.com/ThecommunicationsUnion/videos/1633004153445724/

The Bulletin and attached video has been shared with Divisional, Regional and Area Representatives.

As previously advised, it is imperative that every Branch ensures that this Bulletin and video is forwarded to Unit/Local/Shift Representatives via email.

The co-operation and assistance of all Branches in this regard is greatly appreciated.

Any enquiries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to the DGS(P) Department.

Yours sincerely

 

Terry Pullinger

Deputy General Secretary (Postal)

18LTB026- CWU Four Pillars of Security Campaign – Bulletin No. 32

Joint Statement between Royal Mail and CWU Regarding the Introduction of a New One Hour Driver Training Course

Joint Statement between Royal Mail and CWU Regarding the Introduction of a New One Hour Driver Training Course

Dear Colleagues,

Branches will recall LTB 653/16 issued on the 4th November 2016 and the agreed Terms of Reference – Driver Risk Assessment Trial. The LTB informed of a revised approach to Driver Risk Assessment (DRA) with a new approach that was considered to be far more proactive in its calculation of a risk score for the driver.

Royal Mail and Pertemps have since developed a 1 hour classroom session covering a broad range of key road safety subjects designed to achieve a safety culture in high impact units, or where an issue has been identified. The course does not involve any driving but instead targets behavioural change through engaging with drivers and prompting thought about driving styles, attitude to risk and potential consequences for the individuals and many other people.

The course will be used where improved driving behaviours are sought either within a unit or for an individual. It is not intended to replace the full induction or post collision courses and will be aimed at groups of up to 12 drivers but can be delivered on a 1 – 1 basis where deemed proper or necessary. This course will be available for units to call-off as required on the ‘Pertemps’ on-line training Portal and is an addition to the existing training courses available through Pertemps.

All of the key road safety subjects covered are already included in other longer courses and communications; however this new course provides training using a new approach and the option of lighter touch than the full 4 hour 1 – 1 on-road training courses.

As this issue was negotiated by the Industrial Department, any queries to the content of the above should be directed to the Outdoor Department reference 300.02, email address: outdoorsecretary@cwu.org

Yours sincerely,

 

Mark Baulch

Assistant Secretary

LTB 023.18 – Joint Statement Between RM and CWU Introduction of a New One Hour Driver Training Course

Joint Statement Between RM and CWU regarding the Introduction of a New One Hour Driver Training Course

CWU Retired Members Conference 2018 – Agenda Pad

CWU Retired Members Conference 2018 – Agenda Pad

Further to LTB 016/18 which referred to a Preliminary Agenda containing only the Standing Orders and motions for the above conference, branches would wish to know that the final agenda for the CWU Retired Members Conference being held in London on Wednesday 31st January 2018 has now been published on the website and can be accessed by clicking on the link:

http://www.cwu.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/RETIRED-AGENDA-2018.pdf

Hard copies of the agenda will be sent to Branch addresses of everyone that has registered using the online registration system.

Credential cards for delegates/visitors and voting cards will be issued on the morning of the conference at registration prior to the opening.

Any enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to Angela Niven by telephoning 020 8971 7256 or by post to head office or by email to conferences@cwu.org

Yours sincerely,

A P Kearns

Senior Deputy General Secretary

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RETIRED AGENDA 2018

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New Royal Mail Group New Driver Safety Training Courses Provided by ‘Pertemps’

New Royal Mail Group New Driver Safety Training Courses Provided by ‘Pertemps’

Dear Colleagues,

The Royal Mail Group Head of Road Safety has finalised the design of two new Safe Driving Courses with training provider ‘Pertemps’ which are now nationally available to drivers at all Offices.

The Royal Mail Group Road and Driver Safety team have been working with the CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department and Postal Department, reviewing the ‘Pertemps’ Driver Training Courses and this has concluded with the addition of these new courses to be made available through the usual ‘Pertemps’ booking process.

The following gives you information on both of the new courses which we have jointly agreed.

1. Slow Manoeuvring Training

Slow Manoeuvring collisions are a particular issue for Royal Mail accounting for around 50% of all of collisions. Following a successful extensive trial of the Slow Manoeuvring Training it showed a 49% reduction in slow manoeuvring collisions and a 42% reduction in all RTCs. This course was developed to improve driver knowledge, skills and behaviours towards slow manoeuvring collisions. The course can be delivered individually, or in groups of up to 5 drivers and is designed to deliver cultural change in offices where slow manoeuvring has been identified as an issue.

This course will consist of 1 hour classroom session covering:-

• Brand Awareness

• Collision Statistics

• Facts

• Manoeuvring

• Reversing

• Risk Assessment

Additionally, there will then be a 1 hour yard element to make drivers aware of the risks associated with slow manoeuvring. This will include a practical element of the classroom training and will enable the driver to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom.

The Slow Manoeuvring training course has been well received during extensive trials and with excellent results.

The course will now be available for call-off by all offices operating van fleets, accessed via the Pertemps Portal.

As all ASRs and Branches will be aware, yard safety and yard accidents have been a particular concern for some time with many minor accidents occurring and some very serious accidents in yards and on customer’s premises also. Some of which have led to HSE and LA enforcement action and prosecutions. This led to a number of both joint initiatives and campaigns by the Health, Safety and Environment Department for improved yard safety, yard risk and workplace transport training and controls. This training is a positive step aimed at improving safety for both drivers and pedestrians with the aim of reducing personal injury accidents and property damage accidents. The training will therefore be very welcome and will be formally launched and publicised ahead of next week’s RMG/CWU Road Safety Campaign for January 2018.

2. Classroom Safe Driver Training

This is a new approach being taken with the introduction of 1 hour classroom session covering a broad range of key road safety subjects designed to achieve a safety culture change in high impact units or where driver safety issues have been identified.

The subjects covered are:-

• Speeding

• Mobile Devices

• Distractions

• Collisions

• Driving under the Influence

• Vulnerable Road Users

• Fatigue

These are all subjects covered as ‘themes’ in previous RMG/CWU Road Safety Week Campaigns agreed between Royal Mail Group and the CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department and the course therefore fits well, following up those joint campaigns.

The training will be mainly aimed at groups of up to 12 drivers but can be delivered on a 1-1 basis where deemed appropriate and necessary. It will be available for units to call-off as required on the ‘Pertemps’ on-line training Portal.

As ASRs and Branches will be aware, the subject matters covered in the ‘Safe Driver’ Course are subjects on which Royal Mail Group and the CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department have run agreed joint Road Safety Awareness Campaigns, covering these key issues. Additionally the CWU Health Safety & Environment Department has run a number of its own driver and Road Safety Awareness raising campaigns on many of these key issues, sharing our materials, LTBs, leaflets and posters with the Royal Mail Road Safety and SHE team. The most recent one being an LTB, leaflet and poster on driver fatigue/tiredness. Reps and members will have been involved, seen and made aware of the communications, posters, leaflets, activities and initiatives in their areas along with receiving WTLL sessions as campaign elements.

The course is an addition to the existing training courses, available through ‘Pertemps’. All of the key road safety subjects covered are already included in other longer courses and communications, however the course provides the training using a new approach and provides the option of a shorter, lighter touch rather than the full 4 hour, 1-1 on-road training courses.

The course involves no driving but targets behavioural change through engaging with drivers and prompting thought about driving styles, alertness, awareness and attitude to risks, and the potential consequences of poor driving standards for the drivers and other road users and pedestrians etc.

The course will provide drivers with information and thinking time to help them to be aware and to make good decisions and choices when they drive.

The course will be used where improved driving skills are deemed necessary, and can be used within a unit for an individual or group session. For example the course may be used;

• Where high impact units are identified following an increase in collisions or where other collision reduction methods have not been effective.

• Where poor driving has been identified.

• Following an individual driver collision.

• For an individual driver who has received motoring offence penalty points on their drivers licence.

Details of the training subjects covered in summary:-

Speeding

This is an interactive session about what speeding is, asking why drivers drive too fast and what the risks and consequences on the road can be. It will highlight the new sentencing guidelines for speeding offences and the penalties and fines that can now be received.

Mobile Devices

This session covers the use of mobile devices while driving and the reasons behind why drivers do it. The acronym FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) will be used. Driver distraction risks and the increased legal penalties for using a mobile phone while driving are included as well as details about hands free mobile phone use and whether it is safe.

Seat Belts

This session covers the reasons why it is believed that drivers don’t wear their seat belts, and how seatbelts protects drivers in a collision. What the legal penalties are for failing to wear a seatbelt and what Royal Mail’s policy is.

Distractions

This session covers issues such as reading mail addresses or using a PDA while driving.

Collisions

This session covers Royal Mail’s accident reporting procedures and how a collision/accident can affect those involved.

Driving Under The Influence

This session will cover the impact and effects of both drink and drugs regarding safe driving standards, the legal limits, impairment and how it decreases drivers’ reaction times. It will also cover how drinking alcohol can affect drivers the ‘morning after’. The session also covers the penalties for offenders convicted for drink and drug driving.

Vulnerable Road Users

This session covers the issue of cyclists, children, old age pensioners, horse riders and learner drivers on the roads. The session will also focus on why collisions can occur with these groups of road users, the consequences and how to minimise the risks.

Fatigue

This session will cover effectively managing fatigue and how a driver will know they are tired. It will cover the dangers of drivers falling asleep while driving.

Further details of the Classroom Safe Driver Training Course will be publicised by Royal Mail Group shortly.

General

All drivers have a responsibility for safety both on site, in Royal Mail yards, at customers’ premises and on the road. Royal Mail and Parcelforce driver’s actions impact on their own safety and that of other road users and pedestrians.

These courses have been developed to support, correct, coach, encourage, raise awareness and improve driver skills and safety in order to address the risks to drivers and to support them in addressing the occupational road safety risks faced every day. The Health, Safety and Environment Department welcomes the additional training courses and encourages all driving CWU members to participate in the training courses.

A presentation of the safety courses for drivers was recently made to the CWU Regional Health and Safety Forum Secretaries and Chairs and it has been agreed that ASRs will be fully involved and will be able to attend the Safe Driver Training and Slow Manoeuvring courses in order to experience them and raise awareness amongst driving members of the benefits.

Some of the new training course or sessions will be held in a number of offices during the January Road Safety Campaign launch week with Courier publicity to support the roll out. The SHE Team, Office Managers and ASRs will be involved to ensure that RM and the CWU are joined up. A further report on the offices involved, once identified, will be made to ASRs and Regional Health and Safety Forums in due course.

As agreed with the CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department, the RMG National Road Safety Manager will arrange for a number of courses to be put on around the country which ASRs and SHE Advisors will be invited to attend so that they can experience the training and become advocates of these courses when they are in the field. A further report on the dates and locations, once identified will be made to ASRs and Regional Health and Safety Forums in due course.

The reintroduction of an updated general ‘Driver Safety/Road Safety ’Training Course is something we’ve been wanting to see for some time and such training programmes and courses are supported and promoted by the Police, HSE, Brake, RoSPA etc.

Likewise the ‘Slow Manoeuvring’ and ‘Classroom Safe Driver Training’ courses are welcomed. Slow Manoeuvring has been subject to much discussion over the years, linked to Yard Safety in general and we need a consistent, concerted campaign to get more Drivers in more offices through safe driving awareness courses as strongly recommended by road safety organisations, experts and the Police.

These courses have been developed for the light commercial van fleet drivers and RMG has no immediate plans to deploy Slow Manoeuvring or Classroom Training in Distribution.

These new courses are great opportunities to demonstrate a joint commitment to the safety of our drivers.

Yours sincerely

Dave Joyce

National Health, Safety & Environment Officer

18LTB018 New Royal Mail Group New Driver Safety Training Courses Provided by ‘Pertemps’

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CWU Retired Members Conference – ‪Wednesday 31st January 2018‬

CWU Retired Members Conference – Wednesday 31st January 2018

Branches would wish to know that a preliminary agenda which contains motions and Standing Orders for the forthcoming CWU Retired Members Conference being held in London on Wednesday 31st January 2018 and can be accessed by clicking the link below:

Preliminary Retired Members Agenda

Hard copies of the agenda will be sent to those that have registered using the online registration system.

Credential cards for delegates/visitors and voting cards for this conference will be issued at registration on the morning of the conference.

Any enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to Angela Niven by telephoning 020 8971 7256 or by post to head office or by email to conferences@cwu.org

Yours sincerely,

A P Kearns

Senior Deputy General Secretary

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UNI WORLD WOMEN’S CONFERENCE & WORLD CONGRESS 2018

UNI WORLD WOMEN’S CONFERENCE & WORLD CONGRESS 2018

The 5th UNI World Congress will take place at the Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool, United Kingdom from 17-20 June 2018 and the 5th UNI World Women’s Conference will take place at the same venue from 14-15 June 2018.

Nominations are invited for the CWU delegation to the above named Congresses, the delegation size and nomination entitlements are as follows:

Postal Constituency

1 NEC Member elected by and from the Postal Constituency

3 Lay Members elected by and from the Postal Constituency

(at least one of whom must be a woman and at least one of whom must be 29 or under)

Telecoms and Financial Services Constituency

1 NEC Member elected by and from Telecoms and Financial Services Constituency

3 Lay Members elected by and from the Telecoms and Financial Services Constituency

(at least one of whom must be a woman and at least one of whom must be 29 or under)

The timetable for the election is as follows:

Nominations Open 12 January 2018

Nominations Close 26 January 2018 (14:00)

Ballot Opens   1 February 2018

Ballot Close 15 February 2018 (14:00)

The election regulations, nomination forms and candidate biographical detail and consent forms are attached to this LTB. Further copies are available on request from the Senior Deputy General Secretary Department on sdgs@cwu.org.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Kearns

Senior Deputy General Secretary

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Election Regulations – 2018

Nomination Forms 2018

Candidate Biographical & Consent Form 2018

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