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Today - 28 February - is the annual 'Work Your Proper Hours Day'.
Are you in?
Members in parts of BT continue to be challenged by the company's attempts at co-location - essentially, an approach to the location of employees and the use of the office estate which seeks to gather people together into particular offices. We look here at some advice, from which members across the union might benefit.
Can we start by wishing all members a Happy New Year. 2014 has started with some terrible weather in many parts of the country and this has meant many of you having to work flat out to cope, with Openreach now calling for contractual overtime amongst engineers in some regions to clear the backlog of work.
This will means some OM’s in affected regions may be asked to volunteer to come in on a Saturday for a period. Management have told Prospect arrangements for this will be discussed at a local level. It should be remembered any Saturday attendance is voluntary and if you do attend you should later take TOIL. If you experience any problems with this contact your local rep or the Prospect helpdesk on 020 8971 6060 or email@example.com
This update will cover some of the main topics which Prospect will be dealing with in Openreach in 2014 and also looks at the work of the Prospect Openreach Industrial Relations Committee.
Doing some research in response to an individual member's enquiry, I found an NHS Direct document which looks at the costs to the employer, and the benefits, of having members of staff working from home. A piece of analysis well worth sharing with other homeworkers, I think!
You will have seen yesterday’s announcement that an agreed way forward for winter working has been agreed between the CWU and BT. The agreement covers how winter working will be managed this year and sets out a timetable for agreeing the approach in future years.
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