Postal News

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.

North West Labour Conference calls for urgent review of end-to-end postal competition

Over 500 delegates voted unanimously to pass a motion on unfair competition in the postal sector this weekend at the North West Labour Conference, tabled by the CWU.

CWU calls for cap on competition to Royal Mail

Regulator Ofcom should introduce an immediate cap on competition to Royal Mail said the Communication Workers Union (CWU) today (Friday).

A stroke of inspiration

Today is World Stroke Day and to mark the event, Royal Mail workers are taking part in various activities aimed at raising awareness of this condition and of course raising much-needed funds for the charity

Royal Mail Christmas and New Year arrangements

This year's Christmas and New Year arrangements for Royal Mail Group workers were aimed at maximising opportunities for members to enjoy a four-day break, while also giving members more voluntary overtime options.

Capita TVL members to vote on pay deal

Some 600 Capita TVL staff will begin voting next week on whether to accept a two-year pay deal, which would raise wages by around 5 per cent by the New Year.

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