News Archive

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High profile speakers back CWU campaign launch event

Daily Mirror associate editor Kevin Maguire, author and activist Owen Jones, and London Mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan will be among a high-profile line-up of speakers addressing next week's rally in central London on the future of the postal industry.

D-Day looming for Openreach

CWU negotiators have sent their strongest warning yet to BT Openreach management that they must fully adhere to agreed principles for change "in practice and on the ground" if a large-scale national industrial dispute is to be avoided.

International action ‘crucial’ for future of working people

CWU member and outgoing UNI World and Europa youth president, Lee Fishwick, believes international action is crucial for the future of working people across the globe.

**New Video** Be 'sun smart and skin safe' urges CWU

CWU national health and safety officer, Dave Joyce, joined Royal Mail officials this morning (Thursday) for the launch of the 'No Time to Lose' campaign at Royal Mail headquarters in London.

Dog attacks still too high despite downward trend

The CWU believes that the level of dog attacks on postal workers are still too high, despite a more pro-active approach being taken by the authorities after a change in the law.

Capita/Telefonica Discretionary Voluntary Redundancy (DVR) exercise

Capita have informed the CWU that it is their intention to open up a Discretionary Voluntary Redundancy (DVR) exercise as part of their Transformation Programme

Overwhelming vote for BTFS 2% pay deal

Some 86% of members in BT Facilities Services (BTFS) have voted in favour of accepting a pay deal that will see a 2% rise underpinned by the national living wage.

CWU back Private Members Bill seeking fair treatment for tenants

The CWU is backing a Private Members Bill being launched by Labour MP Karen Buck that seeks to ensure the provision of habitable homes.

Solidarity with sacked Dublin store workers

CWU has expressed solidarity with 430 staff of an iconic department store in Dublin. Employees at Clery's store in the city centre were told that new owners had decided to close the store and sack the staff with 30 minutes notice.

**New video** Austerity will be defeated by the people

"This is the start of a movement of people - let's grow this movement", was Dave Ward's rousing call in his first public speech as CWU general secretary

**Video** Royal Mail's Pension Salary Exchange (PSE): What it means for you

Royal Mail has written to staff with details of a new way of making pension contributions. The CWU believe that the introduction of PSE makes sense for members. Here Ray Ellis provides answers to some of the major questions surrounding Royal Mails PS

Breakthrough at EE!

In what is a massive step forward for the CWU in its relations with mobile company EE, CWU activists yesterday visited EE's sites in Plymouth and Darlongtonto hand out CWU recruitment literature and goods.

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