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.


Post Office Xmas strike 'increasingly inevitable'

A pre-Christmas strike by Post Office Admin and Supply Chain workers "is looking inevitable" after they returned a resounding 76 per cent majority for action today (Tuesday).

Post Office should abandon all franchise plans

Post Office Ltd's plans to franchise a further 17 crown post offices shows "poor judgement" and should be immediately abandoned said the CWU today (Friday).

Postal workers helping the community

Postal digital assistant (PDA) devices could soon be used to assist police and emergency services in the search for missing persons thanks to an idea from east London postman Vince Micallef.

CWU backs Neil Findlay and Katy Clark in Scottish Labour leadership bid

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) today (Tuesday) announced its support for Neil Findlay MSP to become the next leader of the Scottish Labour Party, and for MP Katy Clark as deputy leader.

Disability Conference calls for dismissal of Government Minister

Delegates attending the CWU Disability Conference in Leeds last Saturday called for the resignation of Lord Freud following his comments that some disabled people were "not worth" paying the minimum wage, made last month.

Taking our industry forward together

Hundreds of CWU reps, from unit, area, branch, divisional, regional and national level gathered in Nottingham last week for a two-day national briefing on the whole range of current issues within Royal Mail and how the union plans to address them.

Post Office workers set for pay strike ballot

Some 2,000 Post Office workers will be receiving their strike ballot papers next Saturday (8th November) following the breakdown of last-ditch pay talks between the CWU and company chiefs.

North West Labour Conference calls for urgent review of end-to-end postal competition

Over 500 delegates voted unanimously to pass a motion on unfair competition in the postal sector this weekend at the North West Labour Conference, tabled by the CWU.

Call Centre Action Month ends with a Halloween bang!

A staggering total of around 500 new CWU membership applications are currently being processed at CWU headquarters in Wimbledon as a result of a whirlwind of recruitment activity throughout International Call Centre Action month.

Union celebrates political fund ballot result

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has today announced that CWU members have overwhelmingly endorsed the continuation of its Political Fund ballot result, which saw an overwhelming Yes vote of nearly 87 per cent.

Members at BTMSL vote to accept hard won improved pay offer

Members at BT Managed Service Ltd (BTMSL) have voted to accept an improved pay deal by a majority of 90 per cent.

CWU calls for cap on competition to Royal Mail

Regulator Ofcom should introduce an immediate cap on competition to Royal Mail said the Communication Workers Union (CWU) today (Friday).

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