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National CWUYouth Committee

The CWUYouth exists to co-ordinate and advance the interests of our 22,500 members under the age of 30. Its 10 members are annually elected by Conference each year and they are augmented by 2 members of the National Executive Council and supported by an officerial team at head office.

Let us introduce you to the current committee*:


0Chris Hand

Committee Chair
Branch: Greater Manchester Amal
Region: North West
Email: biffahand@gmail.com

I have been branch youth officer for my branch for 3 years - this is when I first became active.

I am also unit sub rep in stetford Manchester and the health & safety re.


0Charlotte Regan

Committee Vice Chair
Branch: Greater London Combined Branch
Region: London
Email: Charlotte.Regan@cwuglc.org

I am the Vice chair of the National Youth Committee. Youth officer and assistant Secretary to the branch dealing with members casework and representing them in cases. I started working for BT in April 2006. Originally I was a Customer Service Engineer working on the Docklands area. I became active within the union after attending a union learning class. I am a working mum so any free time I have is usually spent on days out with my little boy and doing fun things with him.



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Colm McAuley

Branch: Northern Ireland Combined
Region: Northern Ireland
Email: colmmcauley@hotmail.co.uk

I am currently the branch youth rep for the branch. I am a member of the National Youth Committee.

I am 25 years old, married and have 3 kids; 8 years old and 2 year old twins!

I have been working for Royal Mail delivery for 6 years and have been actively involved in the union for 3.5 years.

I am also a keen sportsman as I play soccer GAA and Aussie Rules. I follow Glasgow Celtic Football Club.


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Danielle Areola

Branch: Midlands No 7
Region: Midlands
Email: d.areola@hotmail.com

Currently working for Royal Mail as a fleet services technician. I have been a union member since 2008 and have been active in the youth section since 2011.

Also setting up my own craft business to help display my artwork


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Ben Abrams

Branch: Leeds No 1 Amal
Region: North East
Email: ben@benabrams.co.uk

I work for Parcelforce.

Labour Party and Co-op party member and also Young Labour national committee rep.

I am also the branch youth officer for my branch.

I love to cook; enjoy eating even more! Also a keen fisher, often fish out at sea!


0Sam Hodge

Branch: Kent Invicta
Region: South East
Email: samhodge.cwu@hotmail.co.uk

I am 26 years old and I work for Parcelforce in Medway, Kent. I have been working there for 6 years now and joined the union from day one.

I am the branch youth officer for the branch and I am also on the National Youth Committee. I have been active in the union now for about 4 years.

In my personal time I am keen on my sports; football being my main hobby. I spend most of my time with my family, my wife to be and son Jacob.


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Dan Harris

Branch: Great Western
Region: South West
Email: dan.harris@cwugw.org

Work as a CSE in BT Openreach in Swindon and have been employed there since 2007. I have been active within the CWU since 2009 and also hold the position as the Branch Youth Officer.

My hobbies include playing rugby; any free time I get if I am not playing or training I watch one of my local teams - Bath.


0James Park

Branch: South West Wales Amal
Region: Wales & Marches
Email: cwu.youth@btconnect.com

I work for Royal Mail. I am a branch lead ULR, IR rep for distribution in Swansea.

I have worked for Royal Mail for 10 years and been a trade unionist for 6 years.

I enjoy rugby, DIY and football.


0Adam McManus

Branch: Central Counties & Thames Valley
Region: Eastern
Email: youth@cwu-cctv.org

I have been working for Openreach for nearly 3 years now as part of the Mobile Workforce, I previously used to be in the British Army. I am newly elected as my branch youth officer and been a union member since 2012 . I'm married and have a two year old son and enjoy spending my spare time with my family.


0Chantelle McNally

Branch: Scotland No 1
Region: Scotland
Email: chantelle.mcnally@cwuscot1.org

I have worked for O2 for over 5 years and they have recently TUPE'd us over to Capita. I work in the sales department.

I have been active within the CWU from 2009 and hold the positions of Branch youth officer, assistant section secretary and regional youth chair.

I am a single mum to my son Brooklyn so any free time I have when I'm not at work I usually spend with him doing fun stuff or going out with my friends.


Head Office Support:


Brendan O'Brien, NEC
Carl Maden, NEC

Simon Sapper, National Officer
Jo Thair, PA

Head office Contact Email: youth@cwu.org


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