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 youth@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
NYEE  National Youth 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