So far the following meetings are arranged to explain the draft agreement (see below). There will be more. Meetings open to all members.
28th March 7pm Dartford Working Mens Club DA1 2AU
29th March 7pm Ruskin House Croydon CR0 1BD
4th April 7pm Royal British Legion Farnborough GU14 6QB
Following the branch Annual Meeting there are still vacancies for two positions: Deputy Secretary and Lay auditor. Any nominations need to be with the branch Secretary by midday 6th April. A proposer and seconder are required (and will be verified). Names and/or information via email@example.com
BT members will be soon be balloting on a proposed agreement on pensions. Despite CWU policy to ballot for action if the Pension scheme was closed, the Executive are recommending a yes vote, even though closure is a part of the plan. The proposal is complex and details will be sent home. As well as pensions, it includes pay rises for the next 2 years and other matters.
Details are available at www.cwu.org and will be posted to members. Meetings are being organised (see above)
Sky are piloting big changes to the pay and bonus systems in the retail stores in shopping centres. Members have many questions about these but Sky have decided not to have any formal consultation as they believe this is non contractual. More information will be sent to members, and concern has led to an increase in union membership. We can discuss with staff outside working hours on request.
The future of Sky is still uncertain as 2 giant media firms battle it out. Biggest offer is from Comcast, but Fox could bid higher. Fox has hit regulatory hurdles with concern about media dominance. Whatever the result Sky employees need a union.