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.


Celebrate International Women's Day

March the 8th is International Women's Day (IWD). This year, CWU female activists will be celebrating IWD at a series of events taking place in Manchester in addition to local events around the country under the theme 'making it happen'

CWU welcomes 1,000 BT jobs for young

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) - the biggest union in BT - welcomes today's announcement that BT is creating 1,000 new apprenticeships and graduate jobs.

BT urged to rethink site plan

National CWU leaders and local branches have re-affirmed their opposition to BT's the Openreach site “rationalisation†plan and are urging the company to think again.

CWU welcomes TUC guide on social model of disability

A new guide published by the TUC today (Wednesday) detailing the necessity of adopting a social model of disability has been welcomed by the CWU.

Above-inflation pay rise for Telefonica members

Hundreds of Telefonica workers will begin voting soon on above-inflation pay increases negotiated by the CWU.

Disability rights protest against DWP

Disability campaigners DPAC are holding a protest at the headquarters of the government’s health assessment service provider Maximus in central London today.

Capita/O2 pay up

Members in Capita working on the giant outsourced O2 contract are being urged to accept an above inflation 'final' pay offer thrashed out by CWU negotiators following protracted negotiations with the company

Employees working for free told "take a break"

Do you stay at work late, or regularly miss your lunch break? Today, on Work Your Proper Hours Day (27 February) workers should feel emboldened to make sure they leave the office on time.

Contact Centre organising forum a huge success

Over 70 frontline union activists, workplace reps and organisers from across Europe met in central London at an international Contact Centre Organising Forum last week.

Extra cash to help train new recruits

Experienced postwomen and postmen can earn extra money by volunteering to help train new and existing Royal Mail employees under an improved and expanded workplace coach scheme agreed bet

Fair Pay Fortnight

It’s Fair Pay Fortnight from 16 February to 1 March 2015 and CWU is helping to raise the issue of low pay across a range of sectors.

6,000 new jobs in Virgin Media a welcome boost for the economy says CWU

CWU welcomes the announcement by Virgin Media today (Friday) that it will be creating 6,000 new jobs and investing £3 billion in broadband rollout.

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