Postal News

**New video** Last-ditch talks to avoid Post Office Christmas strike

"Next week, POL management will have a last chance to avoid a pre-Christmas strike and I strongly urge them to seize it," CWU national officer Andy Furey said this morning.

Post Office Ltd announce early end to consultation on Whitstable post office as Budgens pulls out

Post Office Ltd cancelled proposals today (Friday) to transfer Whitstable post office to Budgens and put an early end to the public consultation on the move.

Crown office members secure £500 bonus

Some 3,000 Crown Post Office counter staff will receive a welcome boost to their October pay packets, as the first instalment of a ?1,000 lump sum arising from the pay agreement that was won earlier this year.

Sale of Royal Mail "a national scandal" says CWU

One year on from the privatisation of Royal Mail, the leader of the Communication Workers Union has today (Friday) called the sale a "national scandal".

CWU lodge formal claim with Royal Mail over Working Time Directive

The CWU announced this week (Tuesday) that it has lodged a formal claim for future entitlements and back pay with Royal Mail following three landmark Employment Tribunal cases regarding the EU's 1998 Working Time Directive.

CWU to give evidence to BIS select committee

The Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) select committee's investigation into competition in the UK postal sector, announced yesterday (Wednesday), is welcome by CWU

Romec members vote for pay deal

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) announced yesterday (Wednesday) that Romec workers voted 96 per cent in favour of accepting a 2.5 per cent pay increase.

London Mayor pledges to put pressure on TNT Post over low pay

London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi today (Wednesday) challenged Mayor of London Boris Johnson on why he gave TNT Post's expansion in the capital publicity, despite the company's record on poverty pay.

Lord Myners review "misses the point"

The CWU today (Wednesday) said the Government has failed to learn lessons from the botched sale of Royal Mail and is making the same mistake with the review of the privatisation led by Lord Myners.

Post Office pay deadlock 'could spark dispute' warns CWU

serious industrial dispute" affecting essential supplies of equipment and cash to post offices right across the UK could be on the way unless management "get real" over pay, CWU assistant secretary Andy Furey has warned.

Romec workers to vote on 2.5% rise

Some 2,000 Romec workers are set to begin voting on a 2.5 per cent pay rise when they receive their ballot papers this weekend.

Stroke Association tops Royal Mail workers' Charity of the Year poll

The CWU has welcomed Royal Mail's new partnership with Stroke Association after workers voted for the charity as the company's new Charity of the Year.

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