Postal News

Romec cleaners vote in favour of productivity and bonus scheme

The consultative ballot on this year's productivity and bonus scheme for cleaners working in Romec closed yesterday (Monday) with 86 per cent of those members who voted voting in favour of the scheme.

Top facilities firms win POL services contract

Two of the UK?s leading facilities companies Norland and Servest will be taking over Romec?s service-providing operations for the Post Office from the beginning of October, following their respective successes in POL?s contract tendering process.

CWU calls for urgent action from Ofcom

The CWU renewed its call for regulatory intervention from communications watchdog Ofcom as its annual report published today (Thursday) showed a steep decline in the number of items sent by post.

Capita TVL pay talks positive

The latest round of pay negotiations with outsourcing giant Capita on the TV Licensing contract have been described as "constructive" by CWU national Officer, Andy Furey, who is leading the talks on behalf of the union.

First World War commemorations at Mount Pleasant

Postal workers at Mount Pleasant Mail Centre today commemorated the men and women of ECDO Sorting Force, Western Central District and Western Postal District who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars.

Romec pay offer 'not enough'

CWU negotiators will be urging senior Romec bosses to make an increased pay offer, after the union's postal executive turned down the company's 'insufficient' 1.8 per cent proposal.

Union agrees Royal Mail Sunday delivery plan

Extended Sunday postal services came a step closer yesterday, when CWU leaders backed an agreement with Royal Mail to trial deliveries In London and parts of the Home Counties.

SPS staff to receive 2.5% pay rise

Members at one of the CWU's smallest bargaining units will see their pay packets boosted by 2.5 per cent plus a £75 lump sum after they voted to accept a deal negotiated by the union.

Support for universal postal service campaign

The profile of our campaign to defend the universal postal service was raised this week with three consecutive political events drawing the support of a host of cross-party MPs and London Assembly members

Government fails to listen to politicians on protection of the universal postal service

Under Secretary of State for Employment relations, consumer and postal affairs, Jo Swinson MP, yesterday showed a "level of complacency" towards the threat of the universal postal service obligation.

Westminster campaign launch wins MPs support

Dozens of MPs yesterday joined CWU members from all regions of the UK at a packed Westminster meeting which launched a new campaign to defend our nation's universal postal service.

London Assembly call on Mayor to protect universal postal service

The London Assembly passed a motion today (Wednesday) calling for Boris Johnson, Mayor of London to support the CWU campaign to protect the universal postal service and lobby the government to bring Royal Mail back into public ownership.

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