News Archive

Here you will find all news stories relating to the union. Scroll through the most recent articles listed below and browse through those archived on the right.


Political fund - last chance to vote

All CWU members in England, Scotland and Wales will receive a ballot paper this weekend asking them to decide if the union can keep its longstanding political fund.

Improved pay deal secured at BTMSL

CWU is recommending that members at BT Managed Service Ltd (BTMSL) vote to accept an improved pay deal in a ballot that is currently underway.

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.

Royal Mail Workwear

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Government 'delusional' over Royal Mail sale

The Government's response to the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) select committee report on the Royal Mail privatisation published today (Thursday) has been branded "delusional" by Communication Workers Union (CWU) leader Billy Hayes.

Future looks bright at Service Birmingham

Agreement has been reached on the transfer terms for more than 300 Capita employees working on the Service Birmingham contract.

**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.

Huawei pay impasse

The CWU has formally registered its dismay and dissatisfaction with Huawei over the treatment of a small group of members who have received no pay award at all in 2014.

UK workers need money in their pockets

"We need a recovery that puts money in the hands and pockets of workers," insisted Billy Hayes at Saturday's Hyde Park rally following the big TUC march through London.

CWU welcomes recruitment drive from BT

BT announced 500 more full-time Openreach engineering jobs today, which brings the total since April this year to 2,400.

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.

New law on dog attacks introduced

New laws to protect postal workers from dog attacks come into force this Monday.

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