Union Speak

We do try to keep this website free of union speak and jargon, but sometimes some will sneak through. Hopefully this list will help – if we have missed any let us know by emailing Jo at JThair@cwu.org.

 

ABE
Adult Basic Education
AGM
Annual General Meeting
AM
Assembly Member (Northern Ireland or Wales)
BBP
Branch Best Practice (CWU)
BIS
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
BMC
Branch Model Constitution (CWU)
BOB Branch Officers’ Bulletin (CWU)
BYO
Branch Youth Officer (CWU)
BYOF Branch Youth Officers’ Forum (CWU)
COIN
Climate Outreach and Information Network
CSC
Cuba Solidarity Campaign
CWU Communication Workers’ Union
DGS
Deputy General Secretary
DGSP Deputy General Secretary (Postal) (CWU)
DGST
Deputy General Secretary (Telecoms & Financial Services) (CWU)
DOB Date of Birth
DPA
Data Protection Act
E&T Education & Training
EC
European Commission
EDM Early Day Motion
EEO
Equal Employment Opportunity
EO Equal Opportunities
EP
European Parliament
ESL English as a second language
FOI
Freedom of Information
FOS Financial, Organisation & Structure Committee (CWU)
GS
General Secretary (CWU)
HQ Headquarters
IA
Industrial Action
ICTU Irish Congress of Trade Unions
IMF
International Monetary Fund
IR Industrial Relations
IT
Information Technology
JFC Justice for Colombia
LRD
Labour Research Department
LSE London School of Economics
LTB
Letter to Branches (CWU)
MEP Member of European Parliament
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MP Member of Parliament (House of Commons)
MRYC Midlands Regional Youth Committee (CWU)
MSP
Member of the Scottish Parliament
NDC
National Discipline Committee (CWU)
NEC National Executive Council (CWU)
NSC
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
NYWEE National Young Workers Education Event (CWU)
O&A
Operator & Ancillary (CWU)
PEC
Postal Executive Committee (CWU)
PET Policy, Education & Training Committee (CWU)
POL
Post Office Ltd
R&O Recruitment & Organisation (CWU)
RAC
Race Advisory Committee (CWU)
RMAC Retired Members’ Committee (CWU)
RS
Regional Secretary (CWU)
RYC Regional Youth Committee (CWU)
RYEE
Regional Youth Education Event (CWU)
SDGS Senior Deputy General Secretary (CWU)
SOC
Standing Orders Committee (CWU)
STUC
Scotland Trade Union Congress
TFSE Telecoms & Financial Services Executive (CWU)
TU
Trade Union
TUC
Trade Union Congress
TULO Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation (UK)
UAF
Unite Against Fascism
UMF Union Modernisation Fund
UNI
Union Network International
WAC Women’s Advisory Committee (CWU)
WB
World Bank
WTUC Wales Trade Unions Congress