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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
YAC
Youth Advisory Committee (CWU)
YES
Youth Empowerment Strategy (CWU)
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