Cwu Job Security Agreement
By : Nicole -
Royal Mail, meanwhile, said it had not stopped talking to the union and continued to involve it in its modernisation strategy.  BT and Ofcom have reached an agreement on the future governance of Openreach. The transaction agreement will require Openreach to become a separate and legally separate entity within BT Group. Andy stressed that it is important for branches and members to understand that the ongoing seismic changes in BT have a potential impact on job security across the line. He insisted that there is no room for complacency, even an industry like Openreach, which is currently expanding and recruiting employment numbers strongly in order to meet the ambitious goals related to the national roll-out of broadband broadband. On November 5, the day before the first planned strike, it was announced that the strikes had been cancelled at least until the New Year in order to allow for what Brendan Barber called a “rest period” during which Royal Mail and the CWU were able to reach a long-term agreement.  He added, however, that although the postal service is not disrupted during the Christmas period, a long-term agreement is still far from being reached.  The CWU also announced on the same day that it would not advance a legal challenge to the employment of temporary agency workers by Royal Mail for the payment of the delay, which was to begin the next day in the High Court.  Local strikes began in June 2009, when employees of the Royal Mail offices in London and Edinburgh staged a 24-hour strike on June 19, due to their concerns about the impact of the modernization on postal workers. . . .