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Tulketh Mill CWU meeting on Wednesday – and could you be a CWU rep in the NW? June 5, 2009

Posted by tomcwu in Disciplinaries, Getting involved, News.
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We had a well attended meeting on Wednesday.  We kicked off with a short talk by Ken from the National Union of Teachers about Charles Dunstone’s plans to open a school (!) at Fulwood, near Tulketh Mill.  Teachers there are concerned that management practices used on call centre workers will be applied to them, and perhaps even to an extent on the pupils!  We will feature more information on the website shortly.

We agreed that active members would start a survey to gauge how workers really feel about life at Carphone, and what can be done to change it.  The survey is the first step in our campaign for better working conditions at Tulketh.  Would you like to get involved in surveying colleagues as well?  Let us know.

We agreed that in future we’d meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm.  So the next meeting is on July 1st at 6pm, in the office opposite the Mill.  If you’re a member, you’re welcome.  Contact Tom (07894 461713, tom.e.dale@gmail.com) for more details.

Could you be a CWU rep?

On the weekend of 13th and 14th June, any CWU member working at Carphone in the North West (Preston, Warrington, Irlam), will have the opportunity to attend a union training in supporting colleagues in disciplines and grievances.  The training will allow you to find out more about the union, and learn how to help your colleagues and friends get a fair, lawful outcome in any discipline case.  It will also allow you to spot when a colleague may have a legitimate grievance against the company – in a case of unfair treatment – and understand how to take it up effectively. (more…)


New CWU rep at Stanford House, Warrington May 14, 2009

Posted by tomcwu in About us, Disciplinaries, Stanford House, TalkTalk.
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Graham3Meet Graham Armstrong, the new Communication Workers Union rep at Stanford House, Warrington.  Graham works for Opal, and has been trained and accredited by the union to support members through the discipline and grievance procedures.

You can contact Graham on cwugraham@rocketmail.com or 07828 673847

Graham says, “As a CWU rep, it’s important for me to develop a good relationship with management because we all want to see a working environment where everyone feels content and supported at all stages.”

If you are going to see Graham in work, please try to make it during a break.  If you need to get in touch out of work using the above details, that’s fine.  If you’re having trouble getting in touch with Graham, you can contact the Liverpool Clerical CWU branch – you can find their details on the ‘contact us’ page of this site.

The CWU is working to build up a network of reps throughout Carphone and TalkTalk – so that wherever members are, there is someone they can go to for advice on site.  Our reps, including Graham, will always treat anything you say with the strictest confidence.

If you, or someone you know, would be willing to take on the role of CWU rep – making sure colleagues get a fair outcome in discipline procedures, and acting as a contact point for those interested in the union – get in touch.