The campaign to drive out PTT (Personal Travel Time) hits the road in Wales and the Marches this week. CWU reps are out and about right across the Region connecting with members, look out for the van, and the Reps !
The legal case on BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) indexation has finally ended with BT failing in its attempt to change indexation arrangements. Read full article
The BT Hybrid Pension Scheme (BTHS) has been open since April. Those eligible have only 99 days to decide whether or not to join. Full article
The BT Hybrid Pension (BTHS) will begin on 1st April. Those in scope can register to join from today. Those eligible to join have until the end of September to make a decision. View Online
The CWU has launched its ‘Our Hours’ campaign for members in Openreach, removing the 60 minute Personal Travel Time is a priority. We want fairness and justice for all members. Keep an eye out for events, there is also a petition which we hope all members will sign.
Following the publication of LTB 673/2018, the National Team (NT) has received correspondence regarding the company’s actions leading to unagreed regrading and external recruitment of pole testers. 12.12.18 – LTB 694 – OPENREACH – Fibre Network Delivery Pole Tester Roles
The CWU National Team (NT) met Openreach today and was presented with information relating to the creation of additional Pole Tester roles. Branches and members will be aware that this role is crucial for the safety of our members, customers who may have poles on or outside their properties and of course members of the general public. 28.11.18 – LTB 673 – OPENREACH – Fibre Network Delivery Pole Tester Roles
The CWU launched the #ENDGAME campaign today at the National Branch Briefing held to discuss the recently announced news that BTPFS intend to outsource all of the Facilities Services to CBRE and ISS from April 2019. Full details 654.2018
|The CWU and BT have concluded discussions on the TUPE consultation, to transfer all Openreach people into a new company called Openreach Limited. I am pleased that as a result of the consultation all current terms and conditions for our Openreach members remain unchanged, through the transfer, including all current pension arrangements. Negotiations on BT Group Agreements, including pay reviews will continue to be managed by BT Group and applied in Openreach Ltd. All existing Openreach specific collective agreements will also remain in place.
The move will still allow for the free movement of people between BT plc and Openreach Ltd, including redeployment rights as defined in NewGrid as well as access to career development and promotion opportunities.
The move of all Openreach people into Openreach Ltd, which will be a legally separate, wholly owned subsidiary within BT Group, will take place on 1 October 2018.