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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.


Learning reps reclaim learning for all

Against the backdrop of Belfast and Europe's most bombed hotel, The Europa, Union Learning Reps (ULRs) from all over the country set about reclaiming education for the many and not for the few at the 11th annual ULR networking event.

Royal Mail results show negative impact of competition

Commenting on today's (Wednesday's) Royal Mail half year results -

Post office closures on IOM branded 'stunningly short-sighted'byCWU

The CWU yesterday (Friday) announced its opposition to the closure by IOM Post Office of Douglas and Ramsey crown post offices and called for a public consultation on the decision.

Made in Dagenham - the musical

You have probably seen the film and now you can watch the musical, coming to a west end London theatre.

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.

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