BCM June 2016 Youth Officer Report

BCM June 2016
Youth Officer Report

Over the past month I haven’t been able to concentrate on the Youth as much as I would like to. This is because of 2 Weeks annual leave, a funeral and moving house where I currently have no internet and won’t have for a while.

Quarterly Newsletter
I have written up my newsletter that I send out to the Youth members and I have sent this out. A copy is attached for reference.

If anyone knows of anyone who is interested in the National Youth Education Event in October, please let me know.

Youth Officer’s Forum – Newcastle
The forum was held in Newcastle on Tuesday 21st June. I was down to attend this but sadly I had to cancel because of the need to attend a funeral on that day. Once a report comes out from this I will forward it to the committee and our members.


Matt Bellamy
Youth Officer

Youth Officer – Quarterly Newsletter
June 2016

Please find below an outline of what’s been happening since the last newsletter in March. Apologies that this is late, I have been away a lot recently due to a family bereavement, moving house and a holiday.

Eastern Regional Youth Committee Meeting
Sadly, this was cancelled last minute due to the business not allowing release to some of those down to attend.

Annual Conference
I for the first time attended Annual Conference this year in April at the BIC in Bournemouth. It was held over 5 days compared to the smaller conferences that I have attended that only run for one day. I did however get up to speak at the rostrum which to be honest was the most nerve-wracking thing I have ever done! I spoke about a motion on ‘ill health retirement’ in Royal Mail and used my personal experiences to persuade the vote.

The conference has a ‘General’ section which runs for two days and covers issues with policy effecting the whole of the union and their members in BT, Royal Mail, Post Office etc. The other 3 days the conference is split between ‘Telecoms and Financial Services’ and ‘Postal’.

Overall, I had a brilliant week and learned a lot about not just Postal but issues in BT as well.

Personal Details Reminder
Please make sure to notify your rep or the branch when you move house/change numbers/change email address or transfer throughout the business. Royal Mail do not tell the union when you have moved so it is therefore important that you let us know. A link to an online form is available here… https://cwueastern5.wordpress.com/update-your-contact-details/

National Youth Education Event – Sheffield October
A while ago in my last newsletter, I asked if anyone was interested in going to the National Youth Education Event (NYEE). You should have noticed a poster and a Q&A sheet on display in your office but if you are unsure what it is or how to become involved please feel free to message me by the details at the bottom of the page.

EU Referendum
I am sure that you are more than aware the result of the EU Referendum and David Cameron’s resignation in October, but what happens next? Reports say that it could take two years to officially leave the EU but what happens after that, no one is really quite sure at this time.

Royal Mail Pay Ballot
Please make sure that you return your postal ballot for the proposed 1 year ‘no strings’ pay rise as soon as possible as this closes on 30th June.

Questions and Suggestions?
Do you have any questions or suggestions on how we as a union can continue to help our you and your members?
Please get in touch!

The next newsletter is due in September.


Matt Bellamy
Branch Youth Officer
Po Box 438




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