Setting the post-Brexit agenda

24 April 2017

Delegates unanimously adopted two resolutions pledging to put the defence, protection and advance of workers' rights "at the heart of" the settlement that we reach on our departure from the European Union.

Delegates rallying round for Labour

24 April 2017

"Theresa May maybe a woman, but she's no sister of mine," declared CWU president Beryl Shepherd as she brought General Conference 2017 to a close with a rallying call to unite for Labour in the election. A lively final afternoon saw key policy resolutions adopted backing the Orgreave Truth and Justice, and the Total Eclipse of the Sun campaigns, while delegates also held a vigorous debate over renationalisation of BT and Royal Mail.

Learning From Our History, Looking To Our Future

23 April 2017

The need for us to learn from and control our own history was the subject of an inspiring Education & Training fringe meeting at CWU Annual Conference.

CWU Annual Conference opens in Bournemouth

23 April 2017

Around 700 CWU branch representatives from every corner of the UK have gathered in Bournemouth for CWU Annual Conference – and five days of lively debate got underway this morning, set firmly against the backdrop of the forthcoming General Election.

Conference Labour motion

23 April 2017

"A general election no other," was how acting general secretary Tony Kearns opened his speech to conference this afternoon.

Government Has Proof That Work Pressures Can Cause Suicide

23 April 2017

Despite warnings from Trade Union's, mental health charities and academics, the Government continues to promote polices which damage work-life balance, causes severe stress and anxiety; and can lead to suicide!


13 April 2017

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has today strongly condemned Royal Mail’s decision to close its current Defined Benefit pension scheme for future accrual in March 2018.

BT pay deal accepted

12 April 2017

Members across BT have voted to accept the company’s ‘full and final’ pay offer of 2.6% - a settlement which is backdated to January, fully consolidated and above the relevant (December) Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation rate of 2.5%.

National Officer, NEC & Industrial Executive Elections – 2017

06 April 2017

Please find attached a copy of the Independent Scrutineer’s report for the National Officer, NEC & Industrial Executive elections.

Tesco Mobile pay up as staff speak out

03 April 2017

Compelling feedback from Capita/Tesco Mobile members over the importance of their 2017 pay rise keeping pace with rising prices has been credited with helping to secure an revised offer from Capita which has just been accepted by members.

Capita/ O2 pay up

31 March 2017

More than 1,000 Capita/O2 partnership employees in Preston Brook, Bury and Leeds are to receive an across the board 2 per cent pay rise, backdated to January 1.

Download the Four Pillars of Security Petition Now

30 March 2017

Please find attached a copy of the Four Pillars of Security petition which was previously circulated to all CWU Representatives. Since the briefing we have had many requests for additional copies of the petition from, which you can now download and print, using the link below and photocopy as well.

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