John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, is to speak at the CWU Greater London Combined Branch Annual Meeting on 21st March 6.15pm at St Botolphs next to Liverpool St station in central London EC2M 3TL. All members welcome.
Despite Richard Branson insisting Virgin companies are disability friendly, we continue to pursue Employment Tribunal cases suggesting otherwise.
Individual ballots will be held soon for contested branch officer positions ie Chair, Secretary, Vice Chair. Others elected unopposed.
Ballots will go directly to all members. Results at our Annual Meeting 21st March 6.15pm at St Botolphs Bishopsgate London Liverpool St station.
The Competition and Markets Authority has blocked the Fox takeover of Sky on grounds of lack of competition.
The takeover of Fox by Disney would change the situation, but that has to go through regulators in the US, which will take time. The only thing guaranteed is that with all the uncertainty Sky staff need a union and continue to join steadily.
BT consultation on major changes to pensions finished on 17th January. The results need to be compiled and then a statement is expected. Meanwhile the good news is that the High Court has blocked BT from cutting the rate of pension increases in section C of the BT Pension Scheme.