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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.


Welcome assurances on Capita job security

Concerns over the long-term job security of 3,500 former O2 employees - 'sold' to Capita last year in the biggest TUPE transfer in UK corporate history - have been significantly abated by new assurances received by the union from the company.

Romec pay offer 'not enough'

CWU negotiators will be urging senior Romec bosses to make an increased pay offer, after the union's postal executive turned down the company's 'insufficient' 1.8 per cent proposal.

Union agrees Royal Mail Sunday delivery plan

Extended Sunday postal services came a step closer yesterday, when CWU leaders backed an agreement with Royal Mail to trial deliveries In London and parts of the Home Counties.

Sun smart - skin safe

Concerns have been raised about CWU members working outdoors as temperatures during the summer months reach record highs.

BT workers overwhelmingly endorse CWU pay deal

Workers at telecoms giant BT today (Friday) voted 72 per cent in favour of a 33-month pay agreement with the CWU.

SPS staff to receive 2.5% pay rise

Members at one of the CWU's smallest bargaining units will see their pay packets boosted by 2.5 per cent plus a £75 lump sum after they voted to accept a deal negotiated by the union.

Support for universal postal service campaign

The profile of our campaign to defend the universal postal service was raised this week with three consecutive political events drawing the support of a host of cross-party MPs and London Assembly members

Government fails to listen to politicians on protection of the universal postal service

Under Secretary of State for Employment relations, consumer and postal affairs, Jo Swinson MP, yesterday showed a "level of complacency" towards the threat of the universal postal service obligation.

Westminster campaign launch wins MPs support

Dozens of MPs yesterday joined CWU members from all regions of the UK at a packed Westminster meeting which launched a new campaign to defend our nation's universal postal service.

London Assembly call on Mayor to protect universal postal service

The London Assembly passed a motion today (Wednesday) calling for Boris Johnson, Mayor of London to support the CWU campaign to protect the universal postal service and lobby the government to bring Royal Mail back into public ownership.

Service Birmingham pay up as TUPE transfer looms

Members working for Capita on the Service Birmingham contract have accepted a fully consolidated pay offer that equates to 2.8% for lower paid staff and a minimum of 2% for other CWU-represented grades.

175 years of postal struggle

Two books written by long-serving CWU activists Norman Candy and Phil Chadwick tell the story of our industry and its employees from the early 19th century right up to the present day.

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