Postal News

Exeter Post Office war memorial restored

The centenary of the outbreak of World War One gave this year's November Remembrance commemorations an added significance, and several CWU branches organised specific events to show respect

CWU serves notice for Post Office strike

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) yesterday (Friday) served formal notice for industrial action to Post Office Ltd for 12 December, on behalf of workers responsible for the collection, handling and distribution of cash across the post office netw

CWU calls for judicial review of Ofcom

The CWU today (Tuesday) called for a judicial review of Ofcom for failing to fulfil its primary statutory duty to protect the universal service obligation.

Government's commitment to keep stake in Royal Mail welcome

"We are pleased that the Secretary of State recognises the importance of the Government retaining its stake in Royal Mail and ‎should see that as a long-term responsibility."

'Action must be taken now to save USO' says CWU

The universal service obligation is under threat and needs to reviewed urgently by Ofcom the Communication Workers Union (CWU) told the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) select committee today (Wednesday).

Quadrant members to vote on 2.3% pay rise

CWU members working for Royal Mail catering providers Quadrant will begin voting soon on a 2.3 per cent pay increase, which has been achieved following negotiations between the union and the company.

Equality and youth issues elevated to the postal executive

The union's Postal Executive met with the postal members of the equalities advisory committees last week to hear the issues female, BAME, LGBT, disabled and young members are facing.

Post office closures on IOM branded 'stunningly short-sighted'byCWU

The CWU yesterday (Friday) announced its opposition to the closure by IOM Post Office of Douglas and Ramsey crown post offices and called for a public consultation on the decision.

Post Office should abandon all franchise plans

Post Office Ltd's plans to franchise a further 17 crown post offices shows "poor judgement" and should be immediately abandoned said the CWU today (Friday).

Postal workers helping the community

Postal digital assistant (PDA) devices could soon be used to assist police and emergency services in the search for missing persons thanks to an idea from east London postman Vince Micallef.

Taking our industry forward together

Hundreds of CWU reps, from unit, area, branch, divisional, regional and national level gathered in Nottingham last week for a two-day national briefing on the whole range of current issues within Royal Mail and how the union plans to address them.

Post Office workers set for pay strike ballot

Some 2,000 Post Office workers will be receiving their strike ballot papers next Saturday (8th November) following the breakdown of last-ditch pay talks between the CWU and company chiefs.

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