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Dismay and determination as BT pensions review formally announced

21 July 2017

A stark warning has been issued to BT that the CWU is resolute in its determination to defend members’ pensions in the wake of the company’s unwelcome but widely anticipated decision to trigger a review of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS).

CWU’s Work-Related Skin Cancer Drive Recognised By IOSH

20 July 2017

An international campaign to tackle work-related cancer has awarded the CWU’s National Health and Safety Department led by Dave Joyce a special recognition award for its dedicated campaigning work on work-related skin cancer from sun exposure and solar radiation.

Taylor Review “falls way short”

11 July 2017

The CWU was one of the first unions to deliver an unequivocally damning verdict on the Taylor Review into exploitative practices in the UK labour market that was published this morning.

Our Neil scoops top Unionlearn award

10 July 2017

Neil Crothall, lead ULR from Great Western Branch has been awarded the prestigious Unionlearn ULR Award for 2017.

BOSTON POSTWOMAN SEVERELY INJURED IN HORROR DOG ATTACK AFTER BEING SAVAGED BY TWO DOBERMANS

07 July 2017

Postwoman Sharron Singer received 19 separate injuries when she was pounced on by two large powerful Doberman dogs at an address in Wrangle, near Boston on Monday 3rd July. *Please be aware there are graphic images contained within this news story*

14,500 attacks on Postal Workers over the last five years

03 July 2017

Royal Mail has revealed that over the last five years there have been around 14,500 dog attacks on postmen and woman across the UK, with around 2,500 in the last year alone.

Important Update for members in Parcelforce on the Four Pillars of Security Campaign

30 June 2017

National Officer Davie Robertson provides an update for members in Parcelforce on the Four Pillars of Security campaign and how it will affect them.

Swiss Post pay up

26 June 2017

Higher-paid members in Swiss Post, who did not benefit from last November’s 2.4 per cent uplift in the Real Living Wage, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a 2.2 per cent pay increase.

Relief at Fujitsu rethink

26 June 2017

The sword of Damocles that has been hanging over the CWU’s entire Fujitsu membership since November last year has been dramatically lifted following a company about-turn on plans to outsource its repair operations in Belfast and Birmingham.

The Four Pillars of Security Campaign Unit Reps Tour 2017

19 June 2017

As part of our Four Pillars of Security campaign, the union is holding a series of Unit Representative Briefings across the UK to provide an update on the latest talks with the business and set out our key messages to secure the right agreement for all our members in the Royal Mail Group, including Parcelforce.

BTFS pay deal heralds further key talks

16 June 2017

Members at BTFS have voted by nearly four to one to accept a CWU-negotiated pay deal that paves the way for further negotiations on a raft of issues the union has long been seeking to address.

BT Pension Review

30 May 2017

BT has advised the CWU that it intends to review the current BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) arrangements. At the same time it has also given the CWU 12 months notice to terminate the 2008 Pension Agreement.

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