Convergys workers asked to join union

Convergys at the Ulster Science and Technology Park, Branch Road, Derry. DER3015MC047
Convergys at the Ulster Science and Technology Park, Branch Road, Derry. DER3015MC047
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Members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) were outside a Derry call centre this week asking employees to join their trade union.

CWU appeared outside the Convergys building in Springtown Business Park just off the Buncrana Road on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the ‘Journal’ published a story which included allegations of bullying claimed by Convergys employees.

A spokesperson for CWU said the reason they decided to approach employees outside of the Convergys building was because they had been contacted by several concerned workers over recent weeks.

“We were outside of the Convergys building on Tuesday and Wednesday and we had a very positive response,” said a spokesperson.

“We want to inform the workers of the importance of being unionised and tell them how being in a trade union can give them protection.”

The worker interviewed by the ‘Journal’ in the article from a few weeks ago said she was delighted to see so many people joining the CWU.

“I am so happy that there are groups out there who are prepared to stand up for workers’ rights.

“I can’t afford to give up my job - it’s how I put food on the table for my children but just because jobs are few and far between in Derry should not mean organisations or people within an organisation can treat workers badly.

“Hopefully, if enough people join the union things will start to get better and we will be able to come home from work without worrying if we are going to lose our jobs or not.”